Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports

Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters' Forum (FPEF)...

21 hours ago

Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation

Export councils are key drivers for South Africa's economic transformation and they should be supported and prioritised...

24 Aug 2018

SA business to be showcased at Mozambique's annual FACIM trade show

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be hosting a South African Pavilion that will showcase goods and services from 23 local companies at the 54th annual Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade show.

22 Aug 2018

#MobileCommerce: Embrace international markets

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

By Megan Roper 26 Jul 2018

Brands should help combat smuggling in clothing and textile manufacturing sector

It's not just the smuggling of rhino horn, narcotics and other substances that is big business in South Africa. Although not as high profile, illegal clothing and goods trafficking also come with a hefty price tag...

25 Jul 2018

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

18 Jul 2018

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

16 Jul 2018

Rising import food bill a challenge for poorer countries

The world food import bill has broadly tripled since 2000 to reach $1.43tn in 2017, while it has risen around fivefold for countries that are the most vulnerable to food shortages...

10 Jul 2018

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

What the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement means for SA

South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade within the African continent...

3 Jul 2018

Uptick in U.S. whiskey imports to South Africa

American whiskey exporters are showing new interest in South Africa as an export destination. American whiskey imports to South Africa grew by more than 17% from 2016 to 2017...

3 Jul 2018

SA signing AfCFTA a significant step towards intra-African trade growth

The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement by President Ramaphosa on 1 July, at the 31st African Union Summit in Mauritania, is considered a significant step towards increased intra-African trade...

3 Jul 2018

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