ARTICLES RELATING TO 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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