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Aug 28, 2015
The first applications for protection on several steel products were approved on Friday, with Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirming that duties across eight tariff subheadings would be increased to the World Trade Organisation bound rate of 10%....
Aug 28, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies this week relaunched the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII), which assists enterprises through the promotion of technology development and the provision of financial assistance for the development of...
Aug 28, 2015
South Africa will introduce a new 10% customs duty on certain steel products, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday, aimed at protecting the local manufacturing industry from cheaper Chinese steel imports. Following complaints from ArcelorMittal...
Aug 27, 2015
Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has announced plans to invest over R4.5-billion in its South African operations over the next two years, setting the stage for the country’s largest passenger vehicle provider to expand its local offering and introduce new models to its...
Aug 27, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies
South Africa and the US are a bit closer to reaching consensus on chicken and pork imports from the US, the trade and industry ministry said on Thursday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and the US Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman met in...
Aug 26, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, has arrived in Libreville, Gabon, where he will attend the 14th African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum. Minister Davies will attend the forum themed “Agoa at 15: Charting for a sustainable US-Africa Trade and...
Aug 25, 2015
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday called on government, business, and trade unions to work together to prevent job losses in the struggling iron and domestic steel industry sector. “This is a time for unity in the sector so that this critical industry can be supported...
Aug 20, 2015
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Japan this month, with the aim of reassuring Japanese investors that South Africa is open for business and is a stable, vibrant and conducive environment for investment. The Presidency explained this in a statement, when...
Aug 17, 2015
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Aug 12, 2015
DTI director-general Lionel October
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) director-general Lionel October has confirmed that various processes are at an advanced stage to offer greater protection to the domestic primary steel industry, as well as to specify the use of locally produced steel in public...
Aug 12, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has appointed advisory firm EconoBEE CEO Keith Levenstein to its task team to examine and report on broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) schemes. The task team was established as a consequence of the controversy...
Aug 05, 2015
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed the submission of seven new applications to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) for an increase of customs duties on certain steel products to 10%. The new submissions...
Aug 04, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa planned to offer five reasons as to why it should retain its status as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beneficiary during public hearings scheduled for Friday in Washington DC. The US House of Representatives passed a ten-year extension to...
Aug 03, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies
South Africa should raise the economic growth rate and promote inclusive growth to win the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said. “For us as a country, industrialisation is fundamental and we need to move-up...
Jul 29, 2015
Rob Davies
Following what the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) describes as “an extensive public consultation process”, the draft Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill – which government says will seek to promote inward investment, clarify the level of protection...
Jul 24, 2015
The trade-off currently being considered in the steel industry is relatively straightforward. The country’s largest steel producer, supported by some smaller companies, is seeking greater protection from steel imports, as well as regulations stipulating that locally...
Jul 23, 2015
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty
South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) gave notice on Thursday that it was weighing the partial or full closure of its Vereeniging Works, in southern Gauteng, and would make a decision of the plant’s future by the end of August. At...
Jul 23, 2015
Platinum investment bars
Platinum marketing money previously devoted largely to discounts and commissions is now being used to boost platinum jewellery, investment and fuel cell promotion, says Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith. Bridal platinum jewellery demand is growing...
Jul 15, 2015
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty
ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Paul O’Flaherty says he is optimistic that a “holistic” solution will be found by September this year to the sustainability challenges currently being experienced by the domestic steel industry. He confirmed in an interview with...
 
 
 
 
Jul 13, 2015
The South African government confirmed on Monday that it would support an application by domestic steel companies for across-the-board tariff protection of 10% – South Africa currently had no duties in place on primary steel imports. The International Trade...
Jul 10, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa was looking at upping its game in respect of value added trade with its Brics partners, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Friday. Speaking from Ufa, Russia, following the conclusion of the two day Brics/SCO Summit, Davies said...
Jul 10, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on June 21 that Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies had inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council (NEAC) at the Team Export South Africa workshop, held in Pretoria from June 19 to 21 under the theme...
Jul 10, 2015
By Duane Newman Somebody was questioning on Twitter recently whether the fax machine is now dead? It probably is, along with the ticker-tape machine, snail mail, CDs and DVDs, video rental stores and bank cheques, which are all heading the same way.
Jul 08, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Bell CEO Gary Bell
The handover of a 40 t dump truck to a Russian company at the seventh Brics summit in Ufa illustrated South Africa’s ability to do more than simply receive investments, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday. “We are not just potential recipients of...
Jul 02, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent...
Jul 02, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the draft Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes, allowing members of the public 60 days to make inputs and comments before the codes are gazetted and become legally binding. The Department...
Jun 29, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies signalled on Monday that government would be demanding higher levels of compliance with local-content requirements, arguing that once “designation notes” had been issued by the National Treasury it was no longer a choice, but...
Jun 26, 2015
The US House of Representatives this week passed a ten-year extension to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which was due to expire at the end of September. The legislation was approved along with other trade-preference packages and the Trade Promotion...
Jun 25, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is consulting with the National Treasury regarding additional funding of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) beyond the 2017/18 financial...
 
 
 
 
Jun 25, 2015
Dr Rob Davies
In what it describes as a show of support for the National Development Plan’s objective of promoting investment and export growth, Cabinet has approved the introduction of the revised Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill into Parliament. “The Bill reaffirms...
Jun 25, 2015
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Cabinet has ratified a decision by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate the Maluti-A-Phofung (MAP) logistics hub, in Harrismith, in the Free State, an industrial development zone (IDZ), further approving the granting of operator permit for this...
Jun 25, 2015
Ekurhuleni - Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Conference and Director General Lionel October will moderate a session with international speakers on 29th and 30th...
Jun 22, 2015
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Monday officially opened its completely knockdown (CKD) Quantum Ses’fikile minibus plant, in Durban, following a R550-million investment in its local taxi assembly operations. Construction on the CKD plant started in January 2014.
Jun 19, 2015
South Africa needs to leap at the emerging opportunity to secure its future as a producer and exporter of value-added goods as Africa industrialises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday. With the continent drawing the “same conclusion” as South...
Jun 19, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
In the hope of creating new food processing plants in South Africa and developing existing ones, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will host an Italian business delegation this month, through which to introduce investors to local firms to encourage...
Jun 19, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade show participation and trade missions across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are expected to generate R3.5-billion in trade in the 2015/16 financial year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said this week. South Africa’s...
Jun 17, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry’s investment promotion unit overshot its investment target of R40-billion in 2014/15, achieving an investment pipeline of R43.8-billion for the year, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed in a written Parliamentary...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted in questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
 
 
 
 
Jun 10, 2015
Company Announcement - While South Africa awaits the recommendations of the technical task team our Minister of Trade and Industry set up a month ago to look into the ownership pillar of the revised codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment the onus on big...
Jun 10, 2015
While South Africa awaits the recommendations of the technical task team our Minister of Trade and Industry set up a month ago to look into the ownership pillar of the revised codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment the onus on big business to transform its...
Jun 08, 2015
The legal instrument governing the creation of the so-called Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) – encompassing 26 mostly Southern and East African countries – would be formally launched at the third Tripartite Summit being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this week....
Jun 08, 2015
Company Announcement - Earlier today, Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies officially opened Unilever’s brand new Khanyisa Home Care Factory in Boksburg. This plant forms a massive part of Unilever’s R3 billion ‘Capacity...
Jun 08, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says South Africa’s concession to improve market access for US bone-in chicken cuts would “consolidate” the country’s participation under the reauthorised African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which was due to be...
 
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