PPECB requests BEE certificates to determine industry compliance

Published: 08/12/2021

The Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) has clarified that their request for exporters to submit their broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) certificate serves to determine the level of compliance of the sector as a whole. The PPECB confirmed that it will not be evaluating the level of compliance of individual entities, nor does it dictate that clients maintain a specific B-BBEE level before the PPECB will render a service. 
According to Tina-Louise Rabie, marketing and communications manager of the PPECB, “the PPECB does not currently require its clients to be B-BBEE registered or that they achieve a specific B-BBEE rating. 
Furthermore, the PPECB will not suspend or withhold services from its clients who are not B-BBEE compliant. Therefore, companies that do not comply can still export at this stage.” For more information, clients of PPECB are welcome to contact Rabie at email – Ursula Human, AgriOrbit