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Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling
Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff rulingArticle

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementationArticle

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

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Groundnut import tariffs: A perilous junctionArticle

Owing to various factors, including drought, high-yielding competitive crops and the absence of pricing mechanisms, the local groundnut industry finds itself at a perilous junction. This is a disheartening situation for those who continue to believe in this commodity and those who make a living in the various branches of this industry.

21 Feb 2020

Steel import duties a weapon in trade war, but inappropriate for SA industry
Steel import duties a weapon in trade war, but inappropriate for SA industryArticle

The news of the closure of Robor, a 90-year old South African blue-chip steel producer, has recently occupied industrial news headlines...

Gerhard Papenfus 15 Oct 2019

Steel industry receives some relief following increased US tariffs
Steel industry receives some relief following increased US tariffsArticle

Government intervention, in the form of product-level exemptions on 36 steel and 161 aluminium tariff lines, following a decision by the United States to increase tariffs on steel and aluminium, has led to some relief for the local industry...

14 Oct 2019

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What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continentArticle

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to TrumpArticle

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspendedArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

15 May 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be overArticle

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

Hot competition for the humble zipper
Hot competition for the humble zipperArticle

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

François Lévêque 8 Apr 2019

Even a hard Brexit is better than uncertainty
Even a hard Brexit is better than uncertaintyArticle

With the March 29 deadline looming, the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union still shows no clear outcome...

David Zahn 17 Jan 2019

Can South Africa's sorghum industry be revived?
Can South Africa's sorghum industry be revived?Article

South African farmers planted 28,800 hectares of sorghum in the 2017/18 production season - the smallest area on record in a dataset starting from 1936/37. This is a disappointing picture, given that sorghum was once seen as key to the development of the biofuel industry in South Africa...

Wandile Sihlobo 2 Jan 2019

Keith Wade, chief economist and strategist at Schroders
#BizTrends2019: Has the global economy peaked?Article

The world economy continues to expand, but there are signs that growth has peaked as the US, European and Asian economies slow...

Keith Wade 2 Jan 2019

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sectorArticle

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

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Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industryArticle

It's the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands or the creation of thousands of much-needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA's R44bn fresh fruit industry does just that...

Konanani Liphadzi 27 Nov 2018

Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted
Sugar Industry Regulations gazettedArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has welcomed the gazetting of the Sugar Industry Regulations...

15 Oct 2018

Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpful
Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpfulArticle

The delays in the publication of adjustments to the South African wheat import tariff are once again causing an interesting pattern...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Aug 2018

A jumble of steel scrap. Daniel Cooper,
How recycling more steel, aluminum could slash imports without a trade warArticle

Many economists expect President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay...

Daniel Cooper 19 Jun 2018

South African wheat production under the spotlight
South African wheat production under the spotlightArticle

Wheat production in South Africa is one of the segments worst affected by the economic realities faced by the industry. Crucial plans have therefore been put into practice to elevate wheat's status as a competitive crop...

Andries Gouws 18 Apr 2018

SA to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffs
SA to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffsArticle

The Department of Trade and Industry is engaging the United States on its decision to impose a global tariff of 25% on imports of steel and of 10% on imports of aluminium...

6 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economy
#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economyArticle

While many parts of the world grapple with conversations around closing borders, there are murmurs of the opposite in Africa, a region renowned for its lack of visa openness and one that could see prosperity and growth if the barriers to travel were consciously broken down...

Oz Desai 22 Jan 2018

MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field
MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing fieldArticle

The heads of the Ghanaian and South African poultry industries were among the signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding opposing the "pernicious trade practice of dumping and predatory pricing."

6 Dec 2017

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Better trade terms will improve access to Asia for citrus exportersArticle

The absence of required trade agreements - compounded by restrictive import tariffs - makes seamless exports to countries like China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam much more difficult...

Justin Chadwick 31 Oct 2017

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a leap in design, fleet efficiency
New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a leap in design, fleet efficiencyArticle

Mercedes-Benz recently released a design sketch of the forthcoming Sprinter model...

28 Sep 2017

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Clues and solutions to Kenya's puzzling food price crisisArticle

The Kenyan government has from time to time applied input subsidies to reduce the cost of production. But they haven't always produced the desired effect...

Timothy Njagi Njeru 2 Jun 2017

Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answer
Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answerArticle

Producers need to look at alternative solutions to ensure the industry's long-term survival and to establish South Africa as a competitive global player...

Chris Coombes 30 May 2017

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Have you planned for imports ahead of the 2017 Chinese New Year?Article

For any business working with China, it becomes imperative to understand and manage the shut-down period during Chinese New Year to ensure no risk to their business or production cycle...

14 Nov 2016

Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long term
Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long termArticle

Nigeria and South Africa rely heavily on imported raw materials for automotive lubricants. However, the volatility of oil prices and the devaluating currencies...

31 Oct 2016

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf
Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loafArticle

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

24 Aug 2016

Adam Orlin
Finding the right partner key in navigating imports in drought-hit SAArticle

We spoke to Adam Orlin, head of Investec Import Solutions, to find out more about the impact of the drought on the import and export of agriculture commodities...

Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

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Citrus growers expect easier UK accessArticle

Brexit has provided South African citrus growers a reason to cheer as the industry has been in a spot of bother because of stringent EU import requirements...

Nompumelelo Magwaza 14 Jul 2016

Peter Draper
Discussing the intricacies of trade developments and complex agreementsArticle

The question is, should the country protect itself with strict measures dictating foreign investment and trade or allow multinational companies to invest and dictate the rules of the game...

Derick van der Walt 13 Jun 2016

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Weak rand gives global fashion the edgeArticle

International clothing brands may be getting a foot up against local firms, thanks to the weaker rand...

Colleen Goko 8 Jun 2016

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Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficienciesArticle

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

25 May 2016

Escalating costs hammer Pioneer
Escalating costs hammer PioneerArticle

Pioneer Foods said it had no choice but to pass on the burden from soaring grain prices, rand weakness, and high wheat import tariffs to the already pressured South African consumer...

Fifi Peters 15 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovation
[BizTrends 2016] Paving the way for auto innovationArticle

The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change which is being driven by cost factors, political and economic conditions, population and traffic congestion, and environmental concerns...

Jeff Nemeth 11 Jan 2016

Focus on labour in platinum and car sectors
Focus on labour in platinum and car sectorsArticle

The struggling platinum industry will go into wage negotiations this year, while multiyear agreements in the car sector are due to be renegotiated...

Karl Gernetzky 8 Jan 2016

Meeting to shed light on the preservation of Cape wine and citrus exports under AGOA
Meeting to shed light on the preservation of Cape wine and citrus exports under AGOAArticle

The signing of a key agreement required by the US for South Africa's agricultural products to continue enjoying preferential access under the African Growth and Opportunity Act...

18 Nov 2015

Globalisation requires the adoption of open innovation theme
Globalisation requires the adoption of open innovation themeArticle

Globalisation has unlocked vast opportunities for many countries, but the pervasiveness of the recent financial crisis has highlighted that economic interdependence does not come without risks...

19 Oct 2015

ArcelorMittal to discuss closure of melt shop in Vereeniging
ArcelorMittal to discuss closure of melt shop in VereenigingArticle

ArcelorMittal SA said on Monday it had "no option but to commence consultations" with stakeholders regarding the closure of its...

Mark Allix 1 Sep 2015

Steel maker Evraz owes creditors R1.2bn
Steel maker Evraz owes creditors R1.2bnArticle

The "temporary" cessation of business at Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has put about 600 suppliers out of pocket...

Mark Allix 5 Aug 2015

ArcelorMittal widens losses in first half of year
ArcelorMittal widens losses in first half of yearArticle

SA's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal (ACL) widened losses in the first half of the year, as plunging export volumes and increased borrowing costs...

Fifi Peters 31 Jul 2015

Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa
Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in AfricaArticle

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...

Cari Van Wyk 8 Jun 2015

RCL turns away from frozen chicken
RCL turns away from frozen chickenArticle

RCL Foods (RCL) has significantly reduced its reliance on low-profit frozen chicken by producing smaller birds that can be sold at higher prices to restaurants...

Nick Hedley 19 Feb 2015

Market for thermoset resins in SA and Kenya growingArticle

The frenzied pace of infrastructural developments in South Africa and Kenya is growing the market for thermoset resins in both countries. Significant government investment, especially in low-cost housing, road and other non-domestic structures, has given a boost to the paints and coatings, construction chemicals and composites markets. These markets, in turn, have raised the demand for thermoset resins.

11 Mar 2014

Food producers in high-priced certainty
Food producers in high-priced certaintyArticle

Safe-haven investments do not come much safer than food producers. This has made big-name companies such as AVI and Tiger Brands market favourites and driven up the JSE food producers sector rating to a level last seen 19 years ago.

8 Oct 2013

Sovereign Foods earnings down
Sovereign Foods earnings downArticle

Sovereign Foods has reported diluted headline earnings per share of 18.9c for the six months to August‚ down by 9% from last year's 20.7c.

5 Oct 2013

Food producers in high-priced certaintyArticle

Safe-haven investments do not come much safer than food producers. This has made big-name players such as AVI and Tiger Brands market favourites and driven up the JSE food producers sector rating to a level last seen 19 years ago.

Stafford Thomas 4 Oct 2013

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