ARTICLES RELATING TO TARIFFS

Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tariff case

2019-06-13 14:07

The South African Poultry Association has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission for an 82% tariff increase, saying that local producers cannot compete with dumping from the international market.

China, Mexico, now France: Trump just attacked 'not fair' French wine tariffs again

2019-06-11 14:41

"France charges us a lot for the wine. And yet we charge them very little for French wine. You know what? It's not fair. We'll do something about it."

The US-China trade war could slash global output by R8.7 trillion within three years

2019-05-28 13:39

Higher tariffs and a stock-market selloff could reduce US GDP by 0.7% and world GDP by 0.6% in 2021, according to Bloomberg economists.

China just tested its 'nuclear option' in the trade war

2019-05-23 19:40

China's 'nuclear option' in the trade war is dumping US Treasurys. It just sold $20 billion of them, its largest offloading in more than two years.

Trump may reportedly blacklist Chinese surveillance giant Hikvision, showing the trade war is shifting from sweeping tariffs to direct attacks on companies

2019-05-22 14:53

Reports that Trump may ban exports to Hikvision, on the heels of the Huawei drama, highlight the trade war is evolving — and traders are jittery.

Energy regulator says Mashaba statement on tariffs 'misleading'

2019-05-15 17:15

Nersa has criticised Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for what it said was a "misleading and mischievous" statement about tariff hikes.

The rand and JSE firmer following Wall Street's bloodbath overnight

2019-05-14 13:20

But Asian equities slumped after US indexes tanked at least 2% on Monday. "Markets are likely to take Trump's words with a few pinches of salt."

Trump defends the trade war and floats a new plan to bail out farmers in a flurry of tweets

2019-05-13 13:07

President Donald Trump fired off a flurry of tweets defending his trade war with China on Friday morning as tariff increases took effect, arguing that protectionism is helping Americans and floating plans for another large-scale farmer bailout plan.

Trump's top trade negotiator confirms the China tariffs will increase on Friday, accuses Beijing of walking back on trade deal

2019-05-07 05:53

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed that US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase on Friday.

Eskom cannot operate with the current tariff level - energy expert

2019-04-04 16:13

Even an efficient, well-run electricity utility would not be able to operate on Eskom’s tariff levels, according to an international energy expert.

 

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.

China reportedly holds backdoor talks with tech companies ahead of G20 meeting with US

2019-06-08 19:16

The Chinese government reportedly met with the companies to urge non-cooperation with President Donald Trump's ban on American technology sales.

The world's biggest shipping company warns Trump's China tariffs are hammering global trade

2019-05-25 09:35

Growth in global container trade more than halved to 1.7% in the first quarter. Maersk warned trade-war tariffs could slow it further.

Rand, JSE under pressure as investors worry about Huawei reports

2019-05-23 13:55

Reports that Panasonic, Arm, and others cut ties with Huawei are fanning fears of a lengthy trade war.

Rand stronger even as Trump's 'meddling' fuels market anxiety

2019-05-16 13:31

European equities and US futures dipped on Thursday as anxious traders reacted to Trump's "haphazard" approach and disappointing economic data.

Rand strengthens despite global trade jitters

2019-05-15 11:29

European equities and US futures fell on Wednesday after renewed potential for a trade deal and Chinese government stimulus lifted Asian stocks.

Rand, JSE down as China strikes back

2019-05-13 16:08

China announced that it will hike tariffs on $60 billion worth of US imports.

Stocks are rallying on hopes of a US-China trade deal after Trump received a 'beautiful letter' from China's president

2019-05-10 12:57

Asian and European stocks rebounded on Friday after Trump received a "beautiful letter" from China's president and called for cooperation on a trade deal.

Oil rebounds from five-week low as US issues warning to Iran

2019-05-06 15:35

US crude pared losses from tumbling to almost $60 a barrel after President Donald Trump threw trade talks between the world’s two largest economies into disarray with a threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports.

A year on, Trump's metals tariffs have more losers than winners

2019-03-24 16:03

Trade wars don’t seem to be as 'good, and easy to win' as US President Donald Trump promised a year ago when he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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