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Jul 30, 2014
Updated 2 hours 58 minutes ago Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has issued, for public comment, the application for the designation of an industrial development zone (IDZ) at Tshiame, in Harrismith, in the Free State, as well as the granting of an operator’s permit for an IDZ. The...
Jul 30, 2014
Updated 5 hours ago The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14-year-old trade programme giving African countries duty-free access to US markets, warning that allowing the programme to expire would disrupt trade flows between the two regions. US Trade...
Jul 28, 2014
Rob Davies
South Africa will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which will also encompass the 2014 edition of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, to appeal for a 15-year extension of the nonreciprocal trade arrangement, as well as South Africa’s...
Jul 28, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa and Lesotho are expected to strengthen bilateral relations when President Jacob Zuma kicks off his working visit to Lesotho, on Tuesday.  During the visit, Zuma is expected to discuss bilateral cooperation and regional and multilateral matters with the...
Jul 26, 2014
The head of economics and trade at the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Pretoria has acknowledged South Africa’s trade negotiators won important concessions in the long-running Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) trade talks. But he says it was South...
Jul 25, 2014
Private equity investor Actis has “substantially” exited from financial services provider, Alexander Forbes Group, offloading 9% of its 13% stake in an oversubscribed offer through the JSE. Alexander Forbes relisted on the JSE on Thursday.
Jul 25, 2014
Roberto Azevêdo
World Trade Organisation (WTO) director-general Roberto Azevêdo assured the organisation’s General Council on Thursday that trade will continue to be a focus in the post-2015 Development Agenda, with a primary goal being the achievement of a “significant”...
Jul 24, 2014
Despite a degree of ambiguity around the transfer of small business-focused promotion programmes from under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the newly formed Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), Small Business Development...
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
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Jul 21, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies views the easing of export-tax restrictions on mineral products in the recently agreed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as an important improvement over the Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement...
Jul 18, 2014
The Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation with the export credit insurance agencies (ECAs) of the other Brics member countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China. The MoU, which...
Jul 18, 2014
The long-running and highly contested Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between seven Southern African countries and the European Union (EU) have been concluded, with South Africa insisting that the new deal preserves coherence within the Southern...
Jul 17, 2014
National Treasury has called for public comment on new draft tax amendment Bills, giving effect to proposals announced in the 2014 Budget. Stakeholders would have until August 17 to table their views on the 2014 draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB), the 2014...
Jul 17, 2014
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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is optimistic that the first commitment by the ‘New Development Bank’, which was officially approved for establishment by the governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa at the sixth Brics Summit in...
Jul 17, 2014
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China cannot be concerned about only itself and must join a development bank being created by emerging market nations as its economy is intertwined with that of the world, the Chinese central bank said on Thursday. In a short defence of why China will invest...
Jul 16, 2014
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The five Brics countries have not discussed coordinated forex intervention in global markets, but it is an idea "worth thinking about," India's central bank deputy governor Urjit Patel told Reuters on Tuesday. The leaders of the five top emerging market economies...
Jul 16, 2014
Leaders of the Brics emerging market nations launched a $100-billion development bank and a currency reserve pool on Tuesday in their first concrete step toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system. The bank aimed at funding infrastructure...
Jul 15, 2014
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China President Xi Jinping
Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the Brics emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters....
Jul 15, 2014
While overall trade conditions and trade expectations remained weak in June, trade activity showed a modest month-on-month uptick, with the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) seasonally adjusted composite trade activity index (TAI)...
 
 
 
 
Jul 15, 2014
The Brics group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday. "We are confident that the Bali agreement will be implemented by all,"...
Jul 14, 2014
As President Jacob Zuma on Monday arrived in Fortaleza, Brazil, to attend the sixth Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Summit, South Africa aimed to forge further intrabloc cooperation initiatives. Boosting intra-Bric trade remained a key focus for...
Jul 14, 2014
The Davis Tax Committee (DTC) on Monday published a revised small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) interim report for public comment. The report outlines the role of SMEs in the economy, the definition of a small business and the challenges smaller businesses face,...
Jul 11, 2014
The Southern African International Trade Exhibition (Saitex), in its twenty-first year, has created R70-million in business opportunities for Gauteng, according to the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Fay Mukaddam.
Jul 07, 2014
The five Brics nations have reached a broad consensus on their $100-billion development bank though some differences remain, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday ahead of a summit in Brazil next week to be attended by President Xi Jinping. The new bank will...
Jul 07, 2014
The South African Poultry Association (Sapa) has welcomed antidumping action taken by the International Trade and Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) against European Union (EU) countries found dumping poultry products in South Africa. Preliminary...
Jul 04, 2014
Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Seaparo Sekoati
Addressing members of various cooperatives, in Polokwane, on Thursday, Limpopo MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Seaparo Sekoati said the provincial government was committed to supporting cooperatives, as it believed these associations had a...
Jul 04, 2014
National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board (FSB) on Friday called for public comment on the proposed regulations for unlisted over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, mooted to ensure South Africa met its G20 obligations. These...
Jul 04, 2014
New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has been appointed interim CEO of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), a forum through which African Union (AU) partners share best practise policies and standards that lead to political...
Jul 04, 2014
India’s largest delegation yet has participated in this year’s Southern African International Trade Exhibition (Saitex), which took place from 22 June to 24 June in Midrand, Johannesburg, to further grow bilateral trade between India and South Africa.
 
 
 
 
Jul 04, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
An approach that presents South Africa as offering a coherent “suite” of services to potential foreign importers of local goods – rather than simply the export product itself – may boost the country’s export earnings and drive the local industrialisation...
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Fourteen South African companies would participate in the thirty-eighth Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair, in Tanzania, from June 28 to July 8, in a bid to strengthen bilateral trade between the two countries. This would be South Africa’s first appearance at...
Jun 20, 2014
Since January this year, trade between Germany and South Africa has seen a slight decline, owing to a weaker rand and delays in starting local infrastructure development projects, says Southern African-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) CEO Matthias...
Jun 20, 2014
South African sensor solutions company Countapulse Controls, which distributes Germany-based electronic sensor manufacturer Leuze’s products, reported in April that the company had expanded its already extensive line of sensors with the introduction of the Leuze...
Jun 19, 2014
WTO DG Roberto Azevêdo
Group of 20 (G20) member countries continue to introduce trade restrictions, but at a slightly slower rate, while the number of trade liberalising measures being introduced appears to be rising, a World Trade Organisation (WTO) report has found. The report, published...
Jun 18, 2014
Morocco has called on interested stakeholders to provide input and evidence as a safeguard investigation on cold-rolled sheets and plated or coated sheets gets under way. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) committee on safeguards this week said it had been notified...
Jun 13, 2014
For South Africa to remain competitive in the global trade environment, the country would have to adapt its policies to fit in with the new emerging patterns of trade, South African Institute of International Affairs (Saiia) economic diplomacy programme head...
Jun 13, 2014
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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has extended an invitation to South African companies to apply for participation at the South African Exhibition and Investment seminars scheduled to take place in China from October 20 to 31. To qualify for inclusion,...
 
 
 
 
Jun 11, 2014
Trade activity across a spectrum of sectors, including retail trade, vehicle sales, exports and imports, and expenditure on capital goods and services remains subdued, with the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) seasonally adjusted Trade...
Jun 10, 2014
Independent research by University of Maryland supply chain lecturer Lisa Harrington has revealed that technology, or tech, companies should look at dramatically overhauling their existing African supply-chain strategies to meet the demands of an emerging, volatile...
Jun 09, 2014
South Africa and India’s focus with regard to two-way trade was now moving away from simply embarking on trade flow, towards finding ways to improve the trade flow between the countries, African National Congress Progressive Business Forum co-convenor Daryl...
Jun 09, 2014
South Africa’s Ambassador to Chile, Dr Hilton Fisher
South Africa’s ambassador to Chile, Dr Hilton Fisher, says South Africa should strive for higher growth, business development and a stronger presence in international markets, as the country has consistently been recognised by credible international surveys as...
Jun 06, 2014
ART HANDLED WITH CARE Glass art will be on display at this year’s glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany
International glass industry trade fair glasstec will again live up to its role as the leading international trade fair for the glass industry in 2014, says trade fair ground and organiser Messe Düsseldorf. The number of exhibitor registrations for the biennial...
 
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