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Vast opportunities for South African businesses to stimulate trade

South Africa is currently rated 100 out of 189 economies when it comes to the ease of trading across borders...

27 May 2015 12:40

SA, US to discuss chicken issue

South Africa and the USA have agreed to facilitate deliberations between the SA Poultry Association (SAPA) and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council towards the finalisation of discussions on market access for US chicken bone-in cuts...

26 May 2015 11:05

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

Itac applies cement duties on Pakistan

The International Trade Administration Commission of SA (Itac) has imposed provisional antidumping duties of between 14.29% and 77.15% on Pakistani cement imports, up to and including 13 November 2015...

By Mark Allix 19 May 2015 14:30

Trade with Nigeria requires NAFDAC registration

Companies and individuals trading in the food industry, pharmaceutical and medical industry, and the cosmetics industry should be aware of the laws in Nigeria regarding the importation, manufacture, distribution, sale or even advertisement of their products...

By Rachel Habib 11 May 2015 07:03

Milking KZN's dairy potential

KwaZulu-Natal has the ability to become South Africa's major dairy supplier, but challenges to the industry, such as cheap imports and departmental incompetency, must first be addressed...

By Edsel Hohls 6 May 2015 09:00

Inflation set to rise as maize crop wilts

The maize crop volumes that SA will produce this year have been revised slightly upwards, but the country will still need to import and food prices could rise at a faster pace as a result...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 4 May 2015 12:35

Attacks on foreign nationals have hurt SA, says Trade DM

Attacks on foreign nationals have been regrettable and sad and have also resulted in a loss of export foreign revenue, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina recently said...

23 Apr 2015 10:45

EU agrees opt-out deal for GMO imports

BRUSSELS: The EU announced plans Wednesday to simplify the import approval process for controversial genetically modified foods and animal feed, allowing member states to decide whether to admit them or not...

23 Apr 2015 10:00

Government fails to appreciate SA farmers' contribution

Independent economist Dr Kobus Laubscher talks to Annelie Coleman about the economic benefits of last year's record maize harvest and the consequences of this year's vastly reduced harvest...

By Annelie Coleman 15 Apr 2015 11:40

Nedbank, IFC provide $50m finance and warehouse scheme

Nedbank (through its Capital Division) together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have launched a $50-million facility to help commodity traders and processors in sub-Saharan Africa import agricultural commodities and export cash crops...

10 Apr 2015 07:00

US raises Agoa issues over SA poultry sales

South African and US poultry producers have so far failed to agree on a mutually acceptable volume of imported US chicken which could enter SA free of anti-dumping duties...

By Linda Ensor 8 Apr 2015 14:18

Wesgro Connect Up prepares local companies for exports

Wesgro, the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, recently hosted its second Connect Up networking session in Cape Town...

2 Apr 2015 10:58

Surprising jump in new vehicle exports

The consumer-driven new car market dropped by 3% in March compared to March last year but new vehicle exports shot up by a surprising 38.5% compared to last year...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 2 Apr 2015 06:36

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