SA’s trade surplus is continuing its upward swing

South Africa’s bum per trade activity rose above expectations in May as the country recorded the largest monthly trade surplus ever on the rise in exports. The SA Revenue Service (Sars) yesterday said South Africa’s trade surplus rose to R54.60 billion in May from an...

Appeal for halt to further increases in poultry tariffs

Emerging Black Importers and Exporters of South Africa (EBieSA) last week appealed to the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition to halt further reviews of the import tariffs for poultry because the increases last year distorted the market. This follows an...

Citrus exports to Philippines may reach R205 million

South Africa saw off its first shipment of citrus from the Port of Durban to the new multimillion-rand Philippine market yesterday. The new market presented the country with the potential to export 20 000 tons of citrus fruit and earn close to R205 million a year. The...

Illegal cigarette consignment to be destroyed

Government’s renewed vigour to eliminate illegal tobacco imports and exports will be demonstrated on Friday when a multi-department operation will see 12 million cigarettes being destroyed. The consignment, which has a R18 million market value will be destroyed...

GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES MECHANISM TO IMPROVE EXPORTS

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has launched the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM) that will provide the support needed to continuously improve the country’s export environment. The Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM)...
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