WHO MUST PARTICIPATE? All suppliers in the consumer goods and services industry, including retailers, suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, producers, importers , intermediaries, logistics and supply chain agents, UNLESS
- they are regulated elsewhere by a code prescribed by the Minister and/ or
- a complaint falls within the jurisdiction of an Ombud with jurisdiction, or an industry Ombud.
It is mandatory for all suppliers who fall within the consumer goods and services industry to comply with the provisions of the Code, to register with the CGSO in accordance with the procedures provided on the CGSO website from time to time, and contribute towards the funding of the CGSO in accordance with the funding model approved by the CGSO Board if they wish to operate in the Industry. PARTICIPATION FEES Participants are grouped based on the size of their business (Total Turnover per annum).
|Group||Turnover Range||New Annual Fee|
|Group 1||R3 bil +||200 000|
|Group 2||Above R1 bil to R3 bil||120 000|
|Group 3||Above R500 mil to R1 bil||40 000|
|Group 4||Above R5 mil to R500 mil||3 360|
|Group 5||Above R1 mil to R5 mil||1 680|
|Group 6||R1 to R1 mil||no cost|