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South Africa remains eligible for benefits under AGOA

South Africa has narrowly avoided suspension from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (“AGOA”). Last night President Obama issued a proclamation revoking South Africa’s impending suspension from AGOA.

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US and South Africa reach deal on AGOA

iStock 000006626163XSmallMinister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies announced to Parliament this week that South Africa has managed to reach agreement with the United States on a long-standing trade dispute on US chicken imports into South Africa, which threatened to derail South Africa's continued inclusion under the renewed African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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SA discrimination against foreign ownership in security services

The controversial Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill has been approved by Parliament and is waiting on the signature of President Zuma. The Bill is controversial as it requires that at least 51% of the ownership and control of security services companies must be exercised by South African citizens.

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Protection of Investment Act signed by Zuma

On 13 December 2015 President Zuma assented to the Protection of Investment Bill. This follows the South African government’s refusal to renew bilateral investment protection treaties with several EU member countries and the later introduction of what was then known as the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill in 2013.

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Zimbabwe tightens border controls on imported goods

On 16 May 2015 Zimbabwe will implement consignment verification on a wide variety of products. To read further details on this new requirement as it appeared in Business Day, as well as our comments thereon, please do click here.

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Leading International Trade Lawyer

We are delighted to announce that Rian Geldenhuys has been recognised by Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards as the South African International Trade Lawyer for the year 2013.

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SA Agricultural Exporters May Lose Valuable US AGOA Benefits

US President Barack Obama yesterday released a letter in which he announced his intent to suspend the duty-free treatment for all South African AGOA-eligible exports in the agricultural sector within 60 days from the date of his letter.

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ITAC lauches anti dumping investigation on wheelbarrows

On 20 June 2014 the International Trade Administration of South Africa (ITAC) initiated an anti-dumping investigation on wheelbarrows imported from the People's Republic of China.

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Brazil investigating dumping by South African Tyre Manufacturers

The Brazilian Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX), part of their Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) on June 10th, 2013 initiated an anti-dumping investigation

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