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Inviting Public Insight: Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition’s Effort to Amend South Africa’s Scrap Metals Policy

27 November 2023
The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition (dtic) has invited public feedback on the Scrap Metals Policy, focusing on four major points including a temporary ban on exporting certain waste and scrap metal.
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ITAC mulls temporary hold on chicken import duties

06 November 2023
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has received 18 comments from across the poultry sector as it decides whether to place a temporary hold on import duties on chicken and related products as South Africa grapples with bird flu.
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Avian flu pushes egg prices upwards, but not for long

24 October 2023
The big issue in agriculture currently is the avian influenza spreading across South Africa, with Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Free State, Limpopo and North West being the provinces most affected so far.
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AMIE, Hume ask for more agile trade responses as chicken, egg supply tightens

24 October 2023
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s directive to the Import and Export Control Regime, administered by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Afri
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Food producers scramble for more eggs

17 October 2023
You may have to order a chop instead of eggs with your morning fry-up at your favourite brekkie spot, but you can still lavish mayonnaise on your potato salad for tonight’s braai ahead of the big Bok match.
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Patel calls for urgent probe into temporary tax rebates

04 October 2023
Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel has asked for an urgent investigation into a possible temporary tax rebate on imported chicken. A rebate may increase imports and mitigate the expected price increases of chicken. About 25% of SA's c
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Trade body to probe SA glass dumping complaint about Chinese mirrors

04 October 2023
The International Trade Administration Commission of SA (lTAC) has initiated a review of an anti-dumping duty on unframed glass mirrors imported from fellow Brics member China after an application by SA’s sole manufacturer of the products.
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ITAC rejects process delay criticism

21 August 2023
The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has hit back at criticism by trade consultancy XA Global Trade Advisors that delays in import duty determinations have cost the economy up to R4bn.
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Metal export restrictions

14 August 2023
For many years, I have spent Friday afternoons ‘eagerly’ scrutinizing the Government Gazette. I contend that most of the gazettes are published simply for landfill and recycling purposes, as they hardly qualify as favorite reading material.
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Poultry anti-dumping duties reimposed on imports of frozen bone-in portions

03 August 2023
Anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in portions of chicken originating in or imported from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain have been reinstated after the lapse of the 12-month implementation suspension period, trade authority the International T
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