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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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South Africa reduces wheat import tariff

25 September 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. - South Africa on Sept. 8 lowered its wheat import tariff to R379.34 per tonne, down 60% from the previous tariff of R947.20 per tonne, according to a Sept. 19 report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of A
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Domestic cement sales grew 4.6% in the third quarter

15 September 2017
Domestic cement sales grew 4.6% in the third quarter of last year after contracting in the first two quarters, though sales were on track to come in lower than in 2013.
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Thousands of paint industry jobs at risk

15 September 2017
JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of jobs and the future existence of South African based paint manufacturers are at risk because of a government decision to negotiate the abolition of Chapter 39 import duties, specifically resins, from the East African Community
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The Battle over Safeguards on Poultry Imports from the EU continues

07 September 2017
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate and Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher discuss the ongoing safeguard investigation into South Africa?s imposition of a safeguard duty on poultry imports from the EU
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No safeguarding conspiracy between government and ArcelorMittal

23 August 2017
Gerhard Papenfus - CEO of the National Employer Association of SA really needs to be called out on his piece, ArcelorMittal has benefit of safeguards despite making inferior steel at times.
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