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Trade News

Tax holidays on the way back?

By: System Author     4th August 2000 The Department of Trade and Industry is in the final stages of creating a new set of incentives with the intention of bolstering investment in South Africa significantly. 

Pyramid-Bushveld JV mooted

By: System Author     4th August 2000 A leading Egyptian businessman has proposed the creation of a South African/ Egyptian joint venture company to promote two-way trade between the two countries. 

Globalisation: any other economic path is ‘suicide’

By: System Author     14th July 2000 For better or worse, South Africa is married to the concept of globalisation – that process which facilitates the integration of economies around the world. 

Opinion

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Editorial 

Bloemfontein prison to fuel local economy

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Prison developments 

Service and know-how capabilities vital to economy

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Knowledge management 

South Africa must become a knowledge-based economy

By: System Author     14th July 2000 Knowledge management 

Dumping on the anti-dumpers

By: System Author     7th July 2000 There is growing discontent within industry over the lack of capacity within government to deal with anti-dumping petitions – this is leading to delays in investigations and creating uncertainty. 

EU backs WTO reform in favour of poor states

By: System Author     7th July 2000 The European Union is committed to supporting a process which will result in the reform of World Trade Organisation agreements – it also supports calls to allow those agreements to take account of the specific economic and social constraints confronting poor countries, particularly in Africa. 

Opinion

By: System Author     7th July 2000 Editorial 

Get your sums right and we have a free-trade deal

By: System Author     6th July 2000 It appears as though the Southern African Development Community free-trade agreement will not be torn to shreds by clothing and textiles, nor left soured by sugar industry concerns. 

Danes seek partnerships

By: System Author     30th June 2000 South Africa offers economic growth and a business climate that provide foreign companies with opportunities for expansion and profitability. 

Venezuela invites SA business

By: System Author     23rd June 2000 Venezuela is inviting South African companies to explore business opportunities in that country. 

Stitching machine arrives in SA

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Composites 

D-day for free trade

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Officials from the respective trade and industry departments within the Southern African Development Community have been meeting in Lesotho all of this week to remove the remaining blockages in the way of a proposed free-trade agreement for the region. 

South–South auto trade deal sought

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea is the Portuguese acronym) is seeking a bilateral automotive trade agreement with South Africa. 

Trade protocol obstacles resolved

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Southern Africa projects & trade 

SADC encouraged to form close ties

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Southern Africa: projects & trade 

Textile summits are on the way

By: System Author     9th June 2000 The first of what is likely to become a series of industrial summits will be held for the clothing and textile sector next month. 

Modular bathrooms installed in two hours

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Doornfontein, Gauteng, company Modular Plumbing Units will launch its modular bathroom units, designed for South Africa’s low-cost housing market, this month – the units can be fitted in houses quicker and at a more affordable rate. 

On-line trade is an enhancer, not substitute

By: System Author     9th June 2000 The South African business-to-business e-market may be in its infancy, but some companies have had the foresight to gain an early foothold in this fast-growing market. 

Dumping delay aggrieves importer

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 It is widely acknowledged that South Africa has become one of the most prolific users of anti-dumping measures. 

Erwin and Tucker go toe-to-toe

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin and Banking Council head Bob Tucker may agree on many things, but there is one area where they are in strong disagreement – the role banks should play in funding entrepreneurs. 

Uruguay adds its support for FTA

By: System Author     2nd June 2000 The ambassador of Uruguay is favourably disposed towards the idea of a free-trade area between the Southern African Customs Union – South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland – and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) – Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay,... 

Opinion

By: System Author     26th May 2000 Editorial 

Imports making life tough

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Valves 

Exports to Africa, US, Asia up 25%

By: System Author     19th May 2000 South African exports to the rest of Africa, the US and Asia are already 25% higher than figures recorded during the corresponding period last year. 

Cement company sticking with globalisation

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Johannesburg cement and lime firm Pretoria Portland Cement is sealing its future on the world market with a continuous global competitiveness programme. 

Opinion

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Editorial 

Africa’s growth hinges on market access

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Building the Nation 

Opinion

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Editorial 

New FTA will boost South–South trade

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Barely weeks after launching the process to create a free-trade area between the South African Customs Union and the Common Market of the Southern Cone, Brazil initiated the process of creating a giant new trading bloc – a South American free- trade area. 

EU & YOU

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Making the EU deal sweat for you 

Opinion

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Editorial 

Global city, not global village

By: System Author     5th May 2000 Tech Track 

New imported product launched

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Pumps 

Mexico, SA compare EU FTA notes

By: System Author     28th April 2000 This year is marked, in trade terms, by the coming into force of two free-trade agreements between the European Union and individual emerging economies – South Africa and Mexico. 

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