All South African exporters of perishable produce are required to be registered with the PPECB.

The PPECB‘s range of services, which includes product inspections, supervision during the loading of cargo and en-route temperature management, provides assurance to exporters that their produce meets the minimum export standards and requirements of the importing country.

The PPECB‘s product inspection services ensures quality, phytosanitary and marking requirements of produce intended for export are met. Furthermore, the presence of the PPECB in the export industry is enhanced by its recognition as an approved third country under the European Commission Regulation 543 of 2011. This agreement recognises the South African quality inspection systems as equivalent to that of the EU inspection bodies and therefore ensures less frequent checks at the port of import into the EU.

The PPECB‘s services for exporters continues during loading and transportation. During loading the PPECB confirms the temperature of the product, inspects the physical condition of the pallets and ensures the container is set to the optimum carrying temperature for the specified product. When cargo is loaded onto the specified vessels the temperature of the vessel is determined at various points of the journey to ensure the optimum temperature is maintained.