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Ramaphosa must save sugar industry from collapse – SA Cane growers

18 February 2019
In his state of the nation address, President Ramaphosa was very clear on the need to develop agriculture for the benefit of all. However, inexplicably, he said sweet nothing about the perilous state of the sugar sector.
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SATMC calls for second-hand tyre resale regulation

08 February 2019
Tyre manufacturing representative body the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) calls on government to introduce appropriate regulations controlling and enabling the resale of safe used tyres.
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PPC lobbies for cement import tariffs

08 February 2019
Listed cement producer PPC is lobbying government body International Trade Administration Commission (Itac) for the imposition of tariffs to curb the influx of cement imports. For PPC, the cement imports, which jumped 80% between January and November 2
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SA poultry body fights for the wellbeing of an entire value chain

28 January 2019
The strategically important local chicken industry can contribute to stability and food security, or its demise can result in a group of impoverished and dependent countries. Good rains in many parts of the country have lifted the agricultural outlook for
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SA poultry industry wants hefty increase in tariffs to protect local industry

28 January 2019
SA Poultry Association says cheap imports from Brazil are hurting the local industry and costing jobs. The South African poultry industry has defended its application for a hike in import tariffs of frozen chicken portions to 82%, saying the cheap chicken
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Rob Davies aids embattled sugar industry with higher import duty

22 August 2018
Trade & industry minister Rob Davies has come to the aid of the embattled sugar industry, approving an increase in import duties on sugar. But although the minister approved the increase of the duty from 6/ton to 0/ton, it is lower than the 6/ton
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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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