SA wine gets green light to export during lockdown

2020-04-07 18:53

The South African wine industry was relieved to hear that government has changed the lockdown regulations to enable wine to be exported.

Coronavirus already hitting wine trade, warns industry body

2020-03-16 13:14

Time will tell the full extent of the impact of closures of local ports and land posts due to coronavirus on SA's wine industry, but it's not looking good.

SA trade with UK post-Brexit

2020-03-03 09:11

After leaving the European Union, the UK government aims for merchant relations with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique to be business as usual.

South Africa's trade surplus widens as imports fall

2019-12-28 11:46

South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.

A Cape Town boatbuilder is on track to deliver 190 luxury catamarans this year – and you can pick up your own 40-foot yacht for as little as R6 million

2019-11-03 18:59

Robertson and Caine expects to locally design and build more than 200 high-end yachts next year.

Wandile Sihlobo: Why government intervention isn't a cure-all for maize production

2019-09-07 14:00

Late in August, we learned that the Zambian government had placed a price cap on maize, and justified its actions by noting its concerns over rising maize prices, says Wandile Sihlobo.

China could restrict its export of rare-earth metals as a trade-war tactic. Here's what they are and why they're so crucial.

2019-06-05 08:41

China controls a lion's share of the planet's rare-earth elements, which are hard to mine and used in everything from missile tech to smartphones.

Wandile Sihlobo: How the cannabis market might give SA a boost

2019-04-10 18:40

In China - a grower of nearly half the world’s legal hemp - the sales of textile fibre made from the plant’s stalk - totalled US$1.2bn in 2017, says Wandile Sihlobo.

Take a look: The London Underground gets South African Trellidor gates

2019-04-02 06:07

South African company Trellidor has designed a large sliding gate that has been rated the most secure in the world.

WATCH: US whiskey exports dry up as tariffs bite

2019-03-23 21:50

American whiskey exports have slumped in the second half of 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country’s trading partners following President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.


From the Cape to Cairo – it’s Ramaphosa’s turn

2020-03-20 16:05

The July kick-off to the Africa-wide free trade deal hinges on getting rules of origin exactly right.

SA abalone farming could be in trouble if coronavirus restrictions don’t lift soon

2020-03-05 14:00

First riots in Hong Kong, now the coronavirus lockdown in China has hit perlemoen exports, Sea Harvest says, and it is worried about smaller farmers weathering the storm.

Five trends impacting SA's apple and pear industries - and yes, the coronavirus is one

2020-02-29 16:31

There are five main trends impacting South Africa's apple and pear industry, says the managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing.

SA vehicle sales | Here's why Volkswagen and other local automakers' export numbers are exploding

2019-11-06 04:30

'Toyota might dominate domestic sales, but the German brands are killing it with exports', writes Lance Branquinho.

China’s imports, exports both worse than expected in September

2019-10-14 16:56

China’s exports and imports shrank more than expected in September, as existing US tariffs and the ongoing slowdown in global trade combined to undercut demand.

Hong Kong's extradition bill could plunge it into the US-China trade war

2019-06-13 13:54

If the law is passed, the US could remove Hong Kong's special commercial status, potentially exposing it to tariffs on Chinese goods.

Don't panic, bacon lovers - experts on swine fever outbreak

2019-04-11 21:19

The farm where an outbreak of African Swine Fever has been reported in North West Province, near Zeerust, has been quarantined, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Ramaphosa encourages business delegations to join him on state visits

2019-04-10 06:30

The president, speaking to farmers on a wine estate in Stellenbosch, says he is a 'huge supporter' of business delegations accompanying him on official international trips.

Local citrus industry bears fruits of its labour with record exports

2019-03-24 20:24

CEO of the Citrus Growers Association Justin Chawick said in the statement that the rise in exports could bring job opportunities, more foreign exchange revenue and economic growth.

Many opportunities for SA, Netherlands to strengthen ties - Ambassador

2019-03-18 22:01

Agriculture is the main export from SA to the Netherlands, but there is room to strengthen ties, says Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters.Agriculture is the main export f South Africa to the Netherlands, but there is room to strengthen trade ties between the countries, Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters said.

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