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SOUTH AFRICA

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Hot competition for the humble zipper

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

By François Lévêque 9 Apr 2019

ETHIOPIA

Ethiopian coffee showcased at global expo in Pu'er City

A delegation from the Ethiopian Embassy in Beijing participated in the 2nd China International Specialty Coffee Expo from 12 to 17 March in Pu'er City, which is considered the 'coffee capital' of China...

26 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Key insights into the global pantyhose and tights market

The number of pantyhose imported worldwide totalled 1.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining constant against the previous year's level...

18 Jun 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

GLOBAL

Global bread and bakery consumption continues to experience modest growth

The global bread and bakery product market displayed modest, but sustainable growth throughout the period under review, increasing from 122,000 tonnes in 2007 to 129,000 tonnes in 2016...

23 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition...

27 Jun 2017

CHINA

China mocks hapless - and hopeless - 'iPhone armour' smuggler

BEIJING, CHINA: A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens on Tuesday after pictures of his 'iPhone armour' went viral...

14 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Apple Export Protocol gets access to China

The South African Apple and Pear Producers' Association has announced that the Apple Export Protocol enabling apple exports to China has been approved...

11 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Crunch time for fruit exports

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.

16 Sep 2013

CHINA

SA exhibitors show off products at China's trade fair

XIAMEN, CHINA: The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) got underway on Sunday, 8 September, with South African exhibitors showing off their wares.

9 Sep 2013

CHINA

China warns EU to drop telecom probe, solar panel tax

BEIJING, CHINA: China has warned the European Union against escalating bilateral trade disputes, urging Brussels to drop plans to probe Chinese telecom products and impose hefty taxes on its solar panels.

20 May 2013

SOUTH AFRICA

China proposes priority areas to boost Africa ties

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Hu said in the next three years, his government will take measures in five priority areas to support the cause of peace and development in Africa and boost a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership.

19 Jul 2012

SOUTH AFRICA

China's Year of the Dragon present

Launch of first direct South Africa - China flight is a game changer for our tourism industry.

By Michael Jones 17 Feb 2012

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