ARTICLES RELATING TO IMPORTS

China exports snap losing streak as imports surge

2016-12-08 13:10

China’s exports have gained, snapping a seven-month losing streak, as a cheaper yuan aided foreign purchasing.

Retailers could face Christmas 'drought' of imported goods

2016-12-04 10:18

South African retailers could face a shortage of imported goods in their stores over the Christmas shopping period, as the authority that permits these goods to hit the shelves has a backlog of over 5 000 authorisations.

UK inflation holds at 0.6%, import price pressures build

2016-09-13 11:22

UK inflation has been unexpectedly unchanged in August, though more signs emerged of imported price pressures because of the weaker pound.

China exports remain subdued as import drop fuels concern

2016-08-08 12:00

China’s exports have remained sluggish last month, signaling tepid global demand, while deteriorating imports raise concern domestic conditions may be weakening anew.

It's not SA's place to protest Zim restrictions - minister

2016-07-12 09:38

The Zimbabwean government says SA businesses should not demonstrate against its import restrictions, adding that the measures will stay in place for now.

Zim forced to backtrack on import restrictions

2016-06-21 14:15

Zimbabwe’s revenue authority has been forced to suspend new import measures after the restrictions sparked a furore among importers and traders.

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 to import GM maize for first time from US

2016-12-06 10:33

The government has approved imports of genetically modified maize from the US for the first time as it seeks to bring in the grain after its worst drought in decades.

Davies denies interfering at regulatory body

2016-09-19 19:24

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has denied interfering at the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification that allegedly led to its CEO's resignation.

UK inflation accelerates as pound boosts import costs

2016-08-16 12:24

UK inflation has accelerated in July and there were signs of further price pressures with the weak pound leading to the biggest jump in import costs.

Weak rand helps boost trade surplus as 2016 exports up 11%

2016-07-29 14:32

South Africa's trade surplus narrowed to R12.53bn in June from R18.37bn in May, but overall exports are much improved from 2015 figures, Sars has revealed.

Zim braces for more civil unrest as protests hammer economy

2016-07-06 06:34

Business activity and confidence levels in Zimbabwe have taken a knock as protests over import restrictions and unrest in the public transport sector takes a toll.

A scientific solution to optimise trade decision-making

2016-06-14 10:00

A scientific model can now help government and the private sector identify potential export opportunities in different markets across the world, in a matter of minutes.

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.

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