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Pretoria commits to saving steel industry jobs

11 July 2018
CAPE TOWN? The government is committed to work with South Africa?s steel industry to save jobs and has put in place measures to save the industry from collapsing, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).
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Sugar sector wants a sweeter deal

06 July 2018
The local sugar industry is up in arms about rising cheaper imports, which it says are pushing the sector to a ?tipping point? and it wants the import tariff on sugar to be raised. But trade experts draw attention to the level of protection the local i
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Ten industrial opportunities in South Africa

08 June 2018
Investment in industrialisation results in a multiplier effect in jobs, foreign earnings through exports and increased tax revenues. The Manufacturing Indaba 2018, held on June 19 and 20 at the Sandton Convention Centre, covered general matters around the
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ITAC Seeks Comment on Expiry of Anti-Dumping Duties

28 May 2018
A list of anti-dumping duties to expire during 2019 has been published. The trade and industry department published the list in Government Gazette 41650. According to the International Trade Administration Commission, stakeholders are invited to sub
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South Africa views African integration as potential trade-war bulwark

15 May 2018
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that South Africa will be prioritising an acceleration of market integration across Africa as part of efforts to mitigate the risks associated with the prospect of trade wars, as well as what he describes
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DTI opposed to temporary scrapping of EV duties, but open to EU tariff re-set

20 April 2018
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has confirmed that it is opposed to reducing protection on the import of electric vehicles (EVs) as a way of increasing domestic demand, arguing that automotive firms should, instead, use the duty offsets availab
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Businesses fuming over 'unilateral' duties hike

12 April 2018
Cape Town ? A duties increase on trade goods signed off under former minister of finance Malusi Gigaba has captains of local industry seeing red over the costs it will add to their business operations.
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No winds of change at ITAC

06 March 2018
The winds of change sweeping over South Africa have definitely not filled the sails of South Africa?s International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC).
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Namibia's Struggle to Get Sugar Rebate

10 November 2017
NAMIBIA is scheduled to defend its sugar rebate application at the headquarters of the Sacu secretariat in Windhoek next week.
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Trade and Industry Minister Terminates Cold-rolled Steel Products Safeguard

03 October 2017
On 29 September the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) advised that the Trade and Industry Minister had approved its recommendation for the termination of the safeguard investigation into cold-rolled steel products.
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