For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Duty-free exports under America's African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) as well as other tariff concessions could be ended if the Trump administration believes intellectual property rights will not be honoured in South Africa.
Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for the African Growth and Opportunity Act have to commit to protecting private property rights, a State Department official has said.
Setting aside AGOA will have dire consequences, the department of trade and industry says.
Alarm bells have been rung about South Africa’s preferential access to US markets under AGOA following US President Donald Trump's tweet.
The Minister of Trade and Industry says he has made the case that imports of steel and aluminium from SA would not impact US national security, at a meeting with his US counterparts in Washington DC.
German companies in SA will be watching developments regarding the future of Agoa with keen interest, says the CEO of the SA-German Chamber of Commerce.
The beleaguered poultry industry says it will only know what impact the new regulations that restrict the amount of brine allowed in frozen chicken pieces have had by the end of February.
South Africa’s poultry industry is facing several challenges, beyond the consequences of upholding the Agoa agreement with the US.
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The Agoa trade agreement, which was difficult to renegotiate under the Obama presidency, could possibly be even more problematic with Trump in the White House.
The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) wants the government to review the quota of US poultry imports, following the imposition of tariffs on local aluminium and steel products.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says land expropriation was not a major point of discussion when his department met with the US embassy.
'It’s unfortunate that the first citizen of the United States can just go out and say that we have changed the Constitution on land just like that,' the minister of communications told reporters in Cape Town.
South Africa’s poultry industry will be protected against the “surge of imports” otherwise there may be no industry left, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
Rains bring some relief, but foreign chickens have come home to roost.
South Africa’s chicken importers believe that they and the cheap cuts they provide to a predominantly black and poor market are being given a raw deal.
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Trump's US election victory may not have an immediate effect on South African businesses, says outgoing CEO of the Black Business Council, Mohale Ralebitso.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act has not led to the roaring trade participants expected. Certain industries and certain countries have benefitted more than others, and this needs to change.
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