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What to expect on trade agreements front in 2017

17th March 2017 As far as trade agreements are concerned, 2016 was an unprecedented year, with significant activity occurring that had never been witnessed in the past decade. The Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union and South Africa’s first trade agreement with South America, the Common Market... 

Dawn of a new trade dispensation

4th November 2016 The implemention of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) from October 10, 2016, marks the beginning of a new trade regime between Southern African Customs Union member (Sacu) States and the EU. With the exception of South Africa, all Sacu member States have 100%... 

Customs tariff review of downstream steel industry initiated

7th October 2016 As the impact of the duty increases imposed on primary steel products in 2015 and earlier this at the behest of Arcelor Mittal penetrates the manufacturing sector, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has initiated a review of the customs duty tariff structures applicable to... 

Protectionist sentiment coming to the fore in Zimbabwe

15th July 2016 Protectionist sentiment appears to be gaining momentum in Zimbabwe and could potentially impact on dozens of South African export products entering the neighbouring country duty free and, in some cases, at preferential duty rates. In its latest move, Zimbabwe expanded the list of products that... 



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