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Sars slaps Durban recycling firm with R500k fine

11 November 2019
A local metal recycling company owner was slapped with a R500 000 fine for attempting to export unrefined copper, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) said on Thursday.
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Government phasing out protectionist strategy for sugar industry

16 September 2019
Sugar producers have previously warned that the sector is on the verge of collapse, and suggested that tariffs needed to be increased. The government is unlikely to back further tariff hikes in the sugar industry, saying the protectionist strategy needs t
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ITAC protects Kap from cheaper Chinese products

21 August 2019
The International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) has imposed an anti-dumping duty of 22.9% on imports from China of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) — a polymer used for making fibres, clothing and beverage containers.
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Sugar industry in grip of a bitter crisis

11 July 2019
Small-scale farmers, who are already struggling to stay afloat, face an even bleaker future as challenges deepen.
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Under-pressure cement sector wants tariffs

11 July 2019
Local cement producers are making submissions to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) to impose tariffs on cement imports from China and Vietnam in a bid to protect the South African industry.
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Will government scrap metal export tax plan?

08 July 2019
THE intentions and rationale behind the proposed introduction of an export tax on scrap metal may be contradictory to the greater wellbeing of the scrap metal sector.
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Crucial to restore lifeline for the sugar industry

18 June 2019
NEWLY elected SA Canegrowers Chairperson Rex Talmage is looking to the new ministers of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) as well as Agriculture and Rural Development for a rescue plan for the sugar industry.
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AMIE calls on government to keep poultry prices in reach of all South Africans

18 June 2019
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has called on the South African government to arbitrate in the brewing tariff battle between local poultry producers and importers, saying that "the right of South Africans to access a prime source of
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Trade body will have a bone to pick in poultry tariff case

14 June 2019
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa will have a tough call to make in about two months' time when it is expected to make a decision on whether to impose a tariff of poultry imports. Those with intimate knowledge of the tariff
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SA Canegrowers looks to new government for rescue plan

14 June 2019
Newly elected SA Canegrowers Chairman, Rex Talmage has welcomed the appointment of new government ministers to the critical departments of Trade and Industry and Agriculture and Rural Development saying the change in leadership offered the hope of a rescu
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