South African trade returns to deficit

2014-03-02 09:51

South Africa turned in a trade deficit in January with a jump in imports, after posting a surplus the month before, official data shows.

Chicken tariff hike ruffles feathers

2013-10-01 07:57

A tariff increase on imported chicken has left local producers and importers disappointed, while consumers are set to fork out more amid soaring living costs.

SA moves to bar dubious imports

2013-07-23 16:00

Efforts are under way to stop the import of unsafe and unauthorised products into the country, says the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications.

SA discusses trade, investment with EU

2013-06-10 22:55

Trade and investment opportunities in SA and how to improve these under the current global meltdown have come under discussion with the EU.

EU threatens to halt SA imports

2013-06-10 09:05

The European Union wants to stop some imports from South Africa, like citrus fruit, says SA Ambassador to Belgium Mxolisi Nkosi.

Minister leans on poultry sector

2013-02-12 15:08

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he is prepared to increase tariffs on cheap chicken imports, but needs SA poultry farmers to speak with one voice first.

Brazil launches port investment program

2012-12-06 19:30

Brazil launched a $26bn port investment program to reduce the high costs and notorious delays in shipping goods in and out of the country.

Zim exports to SA exceed imports

2012-10-15 14:26

Zimbabwe now exports more to SA than it is importing, with a $300m trade surplus with the country, according to the Zimbabwe Statistical Office.

SA's trade deficit narrows

2012-06-29 14:33

South Africa's trade deficit narrowed to R8.9bn in May from a R9.9bn shortfall in April, the South African Revenue Service says.

China imports slump raises demand worries

2012-02-10 11:53

January imports to China fell the most since the height of the global financial crisis, raising concerns about demand and its ability to support the global economy.

'Italian' olive oil mostly foreign - report

2011-12-23 10:51

Four out of five bottles of extra-virgin "Italian" olive oil are actually blended with foreign oil in a $6.5bn a year business, the La Repubblica newspaper has reported.

SA's trade account stays in deficit

2011-09-30 15:13

SA's trade account recorded a shortfall of R3.7bn, says the South African Revenue Service.

Illegal imports cost SA jobs: Davies

2011-05-05 15:54

Illicit imports and under-invoicing undermine the government's efforts to create jobs, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.


SA imports continue to exceed exports

2013-10-23 14:45

Growth in export volumes in the first half of this year was outpaced by continued import growth, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Handling cargo a breeze for Brenda

2013-08-20 12:00

Brenda Magqwaka is currently the only woman terminal manager out of 14 terminals in South Africa. She shares her story.

Zim posts $529.6m trade deficit with SA

2013-06-25 16:37

Zimbabwe’s trade deficit with South Africa for the four months to April was at $529.6m, official figures have shown.

SA discusses fruit exports to the EU

2013-06-10 17:08

SA's international relations minister is discussing political and trade relations with the EU and one of the questions to be raised is citrus exports.

China braces for surge in gold imports

2013-05-07 13:37

Chinese gold imports are likely to swell further after rising strongly for a second straight month in March, as investors seek safety from economic uncertainty.

Saudi follows SA ban on Brazil beef

2012-12-18 17:42

Saudi Arabia has become the largest country to stop purchases of all Brazilian beef following a 2010 case of mad cow disease.

SA trade gap widens as imports soar

2012-11-30 14:36

SA's trade deficit has widened more than expected to R21.2bn in October from R13.8bn in September as imports of machinery, vehicles and aircraft rose.

'No merit' to Korea-France spat

2012-10-04 11:54

French allegations that South Korea is guilty of unfair competition in the auto industry have no merit, EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht says.

China's trade slows

2012-08-10 15:36

China's exports and imports have slowed for the second consecutive month in July, highlighting worsening conditions in the world's second-biggest economy.

Durban port gets R400m upgrade

2012-03-28 17:04

Transnet says it will add more facilities to the port of Durban, and upgrade the multipurpose terminals on Maydon Wharf and the Point.

SA trade account in deficit

2011-11-30 14:31

South Africa recorded a higher-than-expected trade shortfall in October as exports fell.

SA swings back into surplus

2011-07-29 14:23

SA notched up a trade surplus in June on higher exports of commodities.

Hong Kong suspends SA poultry imports

2011-04-13 17:13

Hong Kong's food safety authority has stopped imports of South African poultry after an outbreak of avian influenza in Western Cape ostrich farms.

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