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ArcelorMittal grants reprieve to steel operations, thousands of jobs saved

03 July 2024
ArcelorMittal South Africa will no longer shut down its steel-making operations in Newcastle and Vereeniging, saying its U-turn was largely informed by early improvements in the country’s electricity and logistics situation.
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Customs increase aims to level out steel products field

01 March 2024
Industry association Southern Africa Coil Coaters Association (SACCA) has applied for an increase in the general rate of customs duty on certain coated or plated flat-rolled steel
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ITAC finds steel dumping harming Sacu industry, recommends anti-dumping duties against Chinese imports

27 February 2024
Trade agency the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has, following an investigation into alleged dumping of steel products from the People’s Republic of China
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Temporary poultry rebate in response to HPAI outbreak, ITAC says

09 February 2024
Amid the creation of a temporary rebate on poultry products – as set out by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC)
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Auto industry supportive of anti-dumping duties on imported Chinese windscreens

23 January 2024
South Africa’s auto industry is supportive of anti-dumping duties imposed on shipments of vehicle windscreens, saying imported automotive glass should be controlled to control safety standards. In a general notice published at the end of last week, the In
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SA to impose anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese windscreens

22 January 2024
South African authorities have moved swiftly to protect the local glass industry, with the country set to slap cheap windscreen imports coming from China with tariffs in a move meant to protect domestic jobs and industry.
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Inviting Public Insight Department of Trade Industry and Competitions Effort to Amend South Africas 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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