Red meat exports bring SA R2bn

2016-06-10 07:00

The value of red meat exports from South Africa has risen from R791m in 2013 to R2.14bn last year and the Western Cape aims to boost this figure, says MEC Alan Winde.

New Doha trade agenda faces tough global environment

2016-03-17 14:17

World trade has not recovered from the 2008 global slump and countries are hesitant to open their markets, says the director general of the World Trade Organisation.

Dutch win approval to renew beef exports to US

2016-02-28 18:30

The Netherlands has won US approval to renew exports of beef and veal to the United States, ending a ban imposed almost two decades ago.

Zim imports goods worth $2bn from SA

2016-01-08 19:09

South Africa has remained Zimbabwe’s largest trading partner with trade between the countries amounting to $3.86bn in the 11 months to November 2015, figures show.

Rough seas ahead as SA export market slows

2015-12-08 19:00

The economic slowdown in China and the slump in commodity prices have impacted container trade in South Africa.

Kenya tea firms double pretax profit

2015-11-17 20:00

Kenya's Williamson Tea and Kapchorua Tea say they have more than doubled pretax profit for the six months to September 30, helped by a weaker shilling.

Swiss watch exports slide as China, other Asia demand falls

2015-10-21 09:55

Swiss watch exports have posted the biggest quarterly export drop since 2009 as plummeting sales in Hong Kong and China spread to other Asian markets.

Botswana rough diamonds exports fall

2015-09-30 18:00

The value of rough diamonds exports from Botswana's mines has fallen 15% in the first six months of the year to $1.7bn.

SA current account gap eases to 4-yr low

2015-09-15 11:48

South Africa has posted its smallest current account deficit in four years as the weaker rand boosted exports and curbed consumers’ appetite for imports.

What would it take to free US oil exports?

2015-05-14 09:45

Lawmakers pushing to repeal the 1970s-era ban on US oil exports face a steep obstacle: The Obama administration sees no need to fully remove the restriction.


SA wins Indonesia quarantine fruit export approval

2016-04-14 12:00

South Africa has won quarantine approval to sell more deciduous fruits and nuts to Indonesia, increasing the export potential for its produce, says industry body.

US Exim Bank ready to hear from SMEs

2016-03-04 15:45

The Export Import Bank of the United States is placing an increasing focus on small and medium enterprises, according to chair Fred Hochberg.

Silver lining in rand crash

2016-01-14 06:48

SA firms should boost their competitiveness in the international trade arena by using the battered rand as an advantage, says Dumile Sibindana.

Summit to reassess WTO role in wake of Doha round failure

2015-12-16 14:09

The Nairobi meeting of the World Trade Organisation this week should determine how the body will move forward after years of talks without any major successes.

Strategic growth required in SA wine industry

2015-11-20 06:15

There are renewed attempts to transform SA's wine industry and to make it grow strategically. This promises new investment opportunities.

BMW invests a whopping R6bn in SA

2015-11-16 13:08

BMW Group plans to invest R6bn in its Rosslyn Plant. The investment will allow the plant to produce next generation BMW X3 locally.

Unpacking why SA could lose R23.4bn of US exports

2015-10-01 10:51

South Africa is fighting to retain duty-free access for exports to the US worth as much as R23.4bn a year in a dispute that pits farmers in the two nations against each other.

Sappi cashes in on rand's demise

2015-09-18 07:08

Sappi, one of the first SA companies to report a positive rand impact, says the currency’s decline against the dollar is boosting earnings as its exports gain in value,.

Take heed of new customs laws - chamber

2015-06-01 15:55

SA businesses must understand the implications of changes to laws relating to customs and excise control, warns a business chamber.

Shock fall in China's March exports

2015-04-13 08:49

China's export sales have contracted 15% in March while import shipments fell at their sharpest rate since the 2009 global crisis, deepening growth concerns.

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