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New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals
New head leads Fairtrade Label SA in achieving 2017 goals

Leán Muller has recently been appointed as the new head to direct Fairtrade Label in accomplishing the vast goals it has set for 2017...

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

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Citrus farmers face R600m loss

Sundays River Valley citrus farmers are set to lose up to R600m as half of their navel production has been lost due to abnormal weather patterns...

By Riaan Marais 23 May 2017

Astral Foods still concerned about EU's unfair practices
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

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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
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

Aris Beis, Marianna Theyse, Nicci Robertson, Ambassador Kouvaritakis and Katri Katerina
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
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
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
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
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

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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

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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

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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
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

Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
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

Zeder aims to level portfolio
Zeder aims to level portfolio

PSG-controlled agribusiness investor Zeder continues to be dominated by its 27.1% "kingmaker" stake in consumer brands giant, Pioneer Foods...

By Marc Hasenfuss 11 Apr 2017

South African reefer market soars due to high fruit demand
South African reefer market soars due to high fruit demand

Even though 2016 saw the South African reefer (refrigerated cargo solutions) market contract by about 3%, refrigerated container trade still makes up about 19% of total SA container exports...

29 Mar 2017

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years
Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 24 Mar 2017

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal
SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected...

24 Mar 2017

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says
Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 23 Mar 2017

Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair
Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

22 Mar 2017

Who is profiting from chicken dumping?
Who is profiting from chicken dumping?

A faceless group is lining its pockets with the profits made from tons of European Union (EU) chicken that is dumped in South Africa...

20 Mar 2017

Sanitising the industrial salt trade in Nigeria
Sanitising the industrial salt trade in Nigeria

Nascon Allied Industries, a salt refining establishment and Dangote Salt are collaborating with NAFDAC in Nigeria to rid the food market of unwholesome practices...

15 Mar 2017

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Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Juicy market for SA citrus
Juicy market for SA citrus

Despite the uncertainty that Donald Trump's presidency in the US has introduced into the global economy, America remains an important market for South African citrus growers...

By Shaun Gillham 13 Mar 2017

SARS unravels SA clothing industry: Tax leakages, job losses blamed on illegal imports
SARS unravels SA clothing industry: Tax leakages, job losses blamed on illegal imports

On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria...

By Marianne Thamm 10 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars
Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire...

8 Mar 2017

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Chicken wars: SA industry feels the heat from EU imports

South Africa's chicken industry is being destroyed by a flood of cut-price exports from the European Union, claim local chicken farmers. Except it's not quite as simple as that.

By Simon Allison 6 Mar 2017

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Poultry association seeks import protection to save industry

The poultry industry could create up to 50,000 direct and indirect jobs, including grain jobs, if SA did not import chickens...

By Bekezela Phakati 6 Mar 2017

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