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Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices

"We are not concerned about imports from the EU... We are concerned about the dumping of chicken product at a lower price than we can produce at."

By Colleen Goko and Andries Mahlangu 17 May 2017

New pork import clauses added

The Directorate Animal Health will no longer allow any products that are not subject to further processing to be imported in the same container as restricted pork import products...

16 May 2017

Solid maize export programme critical to restoring maize price

Any hope for restoring the maize price depends on South Africa putting a solid export programme in place for its expected record harvest...

12 May 2017

Headway made in bringing Greek kiwifruit to SA stores

The European Unions's Hello Kiwi Programme is further building relationships with key players in the South African market in order to export Europe's kiwifruit to South Africa and have Greek kiwifruit sold in major retail stores...

11 May 2017

Retailers opt for local poultry

Large food retailers have told Parliament they prefer locally sourced poultry products to imports...

By Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

FairPlay is simply the SA Poultry Association's alter ego

The verbal war over whether or not the dumping of cheap imported chicken portions is to blame for the woes of the poultry industry, has feathers flying...

By Linda Ensor 10 May 2017

FairPlay anti-dumping movement to address IGD

This weekend, 5-6 May 2017, the FairPlay anti-dumping movement will address a select gathering of African and global business leaders in Durban...

4 May 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

24 Apr 2017

New global standard for safer international trade of seeds and plants adopted

Cargo can sometimes hide stowaways - agricultural pests that once on shore can devastate crops - from gypsy moths to giant African snails to Argentine ants...

18 Apr 2017

Keeping track of fish from sea to plate to keep illegally caught fish off store shelves

Guidelines on CDS will act as an internationally-recognised "gold standard" for governments and businesses looking to establish systems that can trace fish from their point of capture through the entire supply chain - from sea to plate...

13 Apr 2017

Hello Kiwi set to change trade relations between SA and Greece

Currently, South Africa exports fresh fruit to Greece while Greece only exports processed fruit and vegetables to South Africa, but the European Union's ‘Hello Kiwi' programme is set to change the situation...

12 Apr 2017

How SA's credit rating downgrade will affect SADC neighbours

The downgrading of SA's credit rating will also have a regional impact. If the economy is to move into a recession, it will lead to a reduced demand for imports...

12 Apr 2017

First African-Asian B2B meeting on cotton trade in Bangladesh

The International Islamic Trade Financing Corporation has organised its first B2B meeting between African cotton suppliers and Bangladesh cotton importers, as part of its Cotton Development and Partnership Programme...

12 Apr 2017

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International

Alibaba quarterly profits almost double to $1.55bn

BEIJING, China - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday its net profit almost doubled in the latest quarter on the back of soaring growth in online shopping.

18 hours ago

Nestle loses appeal over Kit Kat trademark

LONDON, UK - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle on Wednesday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain.

3 days ago

Luxe boomerang comes back to bite Chanel

SYDNEY, Australia - French fashion house Chanel has triggered an uproar by selling a luxury monogrammed boomerang with a price tag of nearly $1,500, with critics saying the accessory is an insult to Australian Aborigines.

18 May 2017

Wal-Mart pushing hard to catch Amazon in e-commerce

NEW YORK, US - Wal-Mart Stores, the 800-pound gorilla of retail, is running hard to catch up in an increasingly crucial segment where it is neither the biggest nor the best: e-commerce.

16 May 2017

Behind the design: Country Road homeware

This season the Country Road homeware design team were inspired by the Australian way of life, with natural materials and colours aplenty. Here, we go behind the design and meet the team as they share the inspiration and processes that went into this season's collection.

16 May 2017

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