ARTICLES RELATING TO IMPORTS

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.

Russia bans salt imports from Ukranian firm

2015-01-26 18:30

Russia's consumer rights watchdog says it has imposed a temporary ban on salt imports from a state Ukrainian producer, citing a violation of legislation.

Lower SA growth slows container market

2014-11-19 14:06

Container movements into and out of South Africa has declined, showing SA needs to increase winning investments from international businesses, says an expert.

Russia to ban European imports

2014-10-20 19:15

Russia will suspend animal fat and meat byproduct imports from the European Union, the country's veterinary and phytosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor says.

WTO rules against India on chicken imports

2014-10-14 20:00

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against India in a complaint brought by the United States concerning restrictions imposed on poultry imports.

New import restrictions anger Cubans

2014-09-01 19:45

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector.

France wages 'peach war' on Spain

2014-07-29 12:19

French fruit-growers' anger is boiling over amid fears that their industry is on the verge of disappearing entirely because of diving prices.

US hits China with new solar tax

2014-06-04 10:01

The United States has slapped new import duties on solar panels and related products from China, potentially inflaming trade tensions between the two countries.

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.

 

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.

SA exports $2.5bn worth of goods to Zim

2015-01-08 12:05

Zimbabwean imports from SA amounted to $2.5bn for the 11 months to November 2014, as its manufacturing sector faces some tough challenges.

French farmers hand out veg in protest

2014-11-05 16:29

Flanked by mountains of potatoes in a central Paris square, irate farmers have handed out free fruit and vegetables in a protest against cheap imported produce.

For sale: Top fashion brands for cheap

2014-10-16 05:00

This is where you can buy Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Benetton or Ralph Lauren items for a fraction of the price, but there's a catch: the clothes are second-hand.

SA dependence on petrol imports growing

2014-09-02 16:44

South Africa is becoming increasingly dependent on imported petrol and diesel, and crude stocks are "currently very low", says a senior government official.

Imperial earnings down, shares fall

2014-08-27 10:10

Auto dealer and logistics group Imperial Holdings has reported a drop in full-year profit as a weakening rand weighed on its auto importing business.

Egypt seeks cotton imports from Africa

2014-06-19 19:44

Egypt's government-backed garment export council wants to expand its base of African cotton suppliers and is seeking to import around 250 000 tonnes a year.

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.

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