Safi target: By 2025, 50% of furniture sold in retail should be made in SA
Safi target: By 2025, 50% of furniture sold in retail should be made in SA

Stakeholders in SA's furniture sector believe the local sector has the potential to grow into a globally competitive and transformed industry...

9 Nov 2021

Ethiopian textile industry at risk if US suspends trade deal over Tigray war
Ethiopian textile industry at risk if US suspends trade deal over Tigray war

Suspension of benefits under Agoa would threaten Ethiopia's aspirations to become a light manufacturing hub and dent hard-won economic gains in a nation once a byword for hunger and poverty...

By Dawit Endeshaw 3 Nov 2021

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What the USA's Prosper Africa trade initiative means for the continent

The US announced in July 2021 that the Prosper Africa initiative would be renewed and reinvigorated to increase reciprocal trade...

By Virusha Subban 28 Oct 2021

Cotton farming becomes viable diversification option for SA canegrowers
Cotton farming becomes viable diversification option for SA canegrowers

The SA Canegrowers Association will be presenting the outcomes of a recently concluded cotton diversification pilot project to the Sugarcane Value Chain Masterplan Task Team on diversification...

14 Oct 2021

Global food price index rises further in September
Global food price index rises further in September

World cereal production is expected to lag behind global consumption despite hitting an all-time high...

7 Oct 2021

SA's Oryx Desert Salt lands listing at Whole Foods

Local seasoning brand Oryx Desert Salt will soon be one of the few South African brands to appear on Whole Foods Market shelves in the United States.

17 Sep 2021

Launch and invitation to participate in the South Africa Exporter of the Year Awards 2021
Launch and invitation to participate in the South Africa Exporter of the Year Awards 2021

Hosted by the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (ITRISA) with the support of the USAID Southern African Trade and Investment Hub...

Issued by USAID TradeHub 14 Sep 2021

Liquor body welcomes seizure of R15m worth of illicit alcohol
Liquor body welcomes seizure of R15m worth of illicit alcohol

Approximately 152,000 bottles of spirits meant for export were found in an illegal warehouse...

9 Sep 2021

DGB strikes up partnership with US wine importer Cape Classics
DGB strikes up partnership with US wine importer Cape Classics

Brands including Boschendal, The Beachhousem Bellingham and Ribshack Red will now form part of the importer's South African portfolio...

6 Sep 2021

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Russia ousts Champagne in favour of shampanskoye

Russia has declared that champagne producers must now include the designation 'sparkling wine' on their Champagne products manufactured for export to Russia...

By Nicole Hayworth 13 Aug 2021

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What you need to know about the new rules for Sars customs and excise client accreditation

The rules under section 64E of the Customs and Excise Act that provided for accredited client status have been repealed in their entirety and replaced...

By Virusha Subban 12 Aug 2021

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Sars seizes illicit cigarettes worth R6m

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has seized illicit cigarettes from a number of Cape Town traders valued at R6m.

2 Aug 2021

Port disruptions, cyber attack pose potential threat to SA's food security
Port disruptions, cyber attack pose potential threat to SA's food security

The unrest in KwaZulu-Natal, compounded by the recent cybersecurity hack on Transnet's IT systems, which affected its operations, has created major backlogs for both exports and imports in the Durban port...

29 Jul 2021

Container ships wait to load and offload goods in port during a 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cape Town, South Africa, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo
Transnet declares force majeure at container terminals

Transnet has declared force majeure at major container terminals in the country after a cyberattack last week disrupted operations, a notice seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday...

By Tanisha Heiberg and Zandi Shabalala and Helen Reid 27 Jul 2021

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Tunisian garment workers fight for unpaid wages in pandemic's shadow

Racking up debts and running out of options, Tunisian seamstress Najeh is pinning her hopes on her employer's promise to pay four months of overdue wages in August...

By Layli Foroudi 13 Jul 2021

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty
Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty

The AfCFTA will create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, connecting 55 countries in Africa with a combined GDP valued at $3.4tn...

13 Jul 2021

Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA
Driving consumer trends for the benefit of SA

If we can find ways to positively drive change in consumer behaviours, we potentially have the ability to re-imagine our local economy, says Absa's Isana Cordier...

By Isana Cordier 1 Jul 2021

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Policy review on excise to impact beleaguered alcohol and tobacco industries

In February, Treasury announced an 8% increase in alcohol and tobacco excise duties. This appeared to be driven by a desire to grow government revenue...

By Virusha Subban 28 Jun 2021

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study
Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

Wine exports to China? How to navigate trade mark territory...
Wine exports to China? How to navigate trade mark territory...

Media reports that China recently implemented anti-dumping duties on Australian wines introducing import tariffs of anywhere from 100% - 215%...

By Donvay Wegierski 3 Jun 2021






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