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Cigarettes' troubled future as alternatives steam ahead

Like a snail with the baggage of its history/legacy of legislation on its back, the world cigarettes market slowly toiled downhill in 2014, recording a barely there volume decline of -0.4% and continuing its downward trajectory in every region of the world bar Asia-Pacific...

By Zora Milenkovic 29 Jun 2015 11:30

Walmart pulls Confederate flag items after US church attack

WASHINGTON: Walmart said it will remove Confederate flag merchandise from its stores as a debate rages around the banner seen by many as a symbol of racial violence in the wake of a deadly attack on a black church...

24 Jun 2015 08:20

US bans 'unsafe' trans fats in food

WASHINGTON: Artificial trans fats found in everything are not safe to eat and must be removed from food in the next three years...

18 Jun 2015 12:35

Retail sector probe welcome, says Massmart

Massmart has welcomed the Competition Commission's market inquiry into the retail sector but says it will continue pursuing its own legal proceedings against anti-competitive exclusive lease agreements held by large grocers...

17 Jun 2015 08:15

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

MUMBAI: Nestle said on Thursday it is challenging a ban imposed by India on its hugely popular Maggi instant noodles brand after tests showed they contained excessive levels of lead...

12 Jun 2015 09:30

EU opens anti-trust probe into Amazon e-book business

BRUSSELS: The EU's anti-trust regulator opened a formal investigation on Thursday into Amazon's e-book distribution, in the latest Brussels inquiry to target the US-based Internet retailer...

12 Jun 2015 09:10

[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015 08:15

South Africa in top 5 of illegal cigarette smuggling

The illegal tobacco trade is a growing scourge that requires greater co-operation and collaboration by all stakeholders to stamp it out...

2 Jun 2015 14:35

Effects of new Customs Act need to be understood

Both the importing and exporting businesses are to be affected by the changes to the Customs Acts, which aim to modernise customs control in South Africa...

2 Jun 2015 11:26

South Africa's bold move on salt gets off to a shaky start

South Africa has been a trailblazer on the continent in the global battle to reduce salt intake through food. But three years after the bold food policy was first introduced in South Africa - and less than a year until it finally becomes law - the country has still not set up programmes to monitor how effective the legislation will be...

By Karen Charlton and Alta Schutte 2 Jun 2015 08:55

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

Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

The Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector...

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

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

Patel gives go-ahead for probe of fairness in retail sector

The Competition Commission is taking aim at the retail sector to see if it enjoys sufficient competition after the authorisation by Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel of a market inquiry...

By Wyndham Hartley and Zeenat Moorad 13 May 2015 16:15

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