ITAC initiates investigation into increase of duty on PET
The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa ("ITAC") initiated an investigation into the increase of the rate of customs duty on polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
UK signs Trade Continuity Agreement with Eastern and Southern Africa
Amongst the Brexit uncertainty, the United Kingdom has signed a trade continuity agreement with Eastern and Southern Africa.
A global trade war
The global trading system is currently experiencing actions by governments not seen prior to the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), at least not on the same scale.
Brexit uncertainty remains for South Africa
On Monday Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed that the Trade Continuity Agreement between the UK and the Southern African Customs Union (Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) and Mozambique has not yet been finalized.
Revised Expropriation Bill published
After obtaining Cabinet approval, the Minister of Public Works published a revised Expropriation Bill on 21 December 2018.
UK looks to Commonwealth for trade prosperity
The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting is taking place in London this week. In addition thereto, the Commonwealth Business Forum is taking place where business leaders of the Commonwealth interact with each other and the respective governments.
The importance of rules of origin
Rules of origin are the criteria used to determine where a product originates from, in other words where the product was made.
AGOA at risk?
US President Donald Trump tweeted on 23 August 2018 that he had asked his Secretary of State to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers”.
SA's decision to support the disbanding of the SADC Tribunal challenged
The Law Society of South Africa and several others have challenged the decision by President Jacob Zuma (as well as other Ministers) to participate in the suspension of the SADC Tribunal and the signing of the 2014 Protocol on the SADC Tribunal.