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.

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.

SA to consider EU poultry-import safeguard measures

2016-02-19 12:23

South Africa is considering safeguard measures on imports of frozen bone-in portions of chicken from European Union member states.

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.

SA faces one more Agoa hurdle

2016-01-08 07:53

South Africa faces one more obstacle over US meat imports before it can make a toast to remaining a part of the US Agoa trade agreement.

Erdogan denies Turkey buys oil from ISIS

2015-11-26 19:25

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey does not buy any oil from ISIS, insisting his country's fight against the jihadist group is "undisputed".

Nigerian firms in trouble as measures backfire

2015-09-25 08:27

Nigerian companies could run out of raw materials and be forced to shut down as Africa's top oil producer has effectively banned the import of almost 700 goods.

SA posts surprise trade surplus on car exports

2015-06-30 18:10

South Africa has posted a trade surplus of R5bn in May as exports of vehicles have surged and machinery imports have fallen.

Biden, Ramaphosa in 'chicken war' talks

2015-04-14 14:23

US Vice-President Joe Biden has reportedly called his SA counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa personally regarding bilateral trade and the poultry issue.

SA imports first yellow corn in a year

2015-04-08 16:30

South Africa has imported the yellow variety for the first time in almost a year as a local drought curbs production.


Obama takes final step to end Agoa suspension

2016-03-15 10:09

President Barack Obama has officially proclaimed that it is no longer necessary for South Africa to be suspended from the Agoa trade treaty.

First US poultry shipment in SA marks end of 'chicken wars'

2016-03-03 07:13

The arrival of US chicken in South Africa marks the resolution of a long-standing stalemate between South Africa and the US over poultry imports.

New Agoa deadline set as Obama announces SA suspension date

2016-01-12 07:33

South Africa can avoid suspension if it fully complies with the US over its poultry imports, after US President Barack Obama said SA was not meeting the requirements of Agoa.

US senators cheer SA chicken deal

2016-01-08 08:57

US Senators Johnny Isakson and Chris Coons, co-chairs of the Senate Chicken Caucus, have applauded SA's elimination of long-standing barriers to US poultry imports.

SA may need to import 5 million tonnes of maize – Grain body

2016-01-06 15:30

South Africa may need to import as much as 5 million tonnes of maize this year, roughly half of its requirements, because of its worst drought in three decades.

Russia reinforces control over Turkish food imports

2015-11-26 11:07

Russia has said that it would reinforce control over Turkish food imports as tensions surged with Ankara over the downing of a Russian warplane in Syria.

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.

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.

Zim push to end cheap imports may affect SA firms

2015-04-10 20:00

Zimbabwe has engaged inspection firm Bureau Veritas in an effort to curb the influx of cheap imports, a move likely to impact some South African companies.

SA imports pose threat to Nampak Zim

2015-02-12 10:36

Nampak Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean affiliate of Nampak, says cheap imports are affecting its sales volumes and profit margins.

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