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Cape Town Container Terminal gears up for deciduous season  

As the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) prepares for the 2023/24 deciduous fruit season, it has commenced engagements with key stakeholders, including the Summer Fruit Industry and the Western Cape Government....

Setting the record straight: Reported import prices distort SA poultry market reality

OPINION PIECE  By Fred Hume, Managing Director of Hume International After a 12-month reprieve, punitive trade tariffs on imported chicken will be implemented  on Monday, 31 July 2023. These long-feared, anti-competitive duties were initially...

AfCFTA not a silver bullet to increase SA’s agricultural exports in Africa

SA’s agricultural exports to the rest of Africa have been decreasing African Continental Free Trade Area offers opportunity to increase exports We must diversify our agricultural exports into new previously...

South Africa records over 10% increase in exports, resulting in the largest trade surplus...

By Bobby Madhav, Head of Trade and Structured Trade & Commodity Finance South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R16.1bn in February 2023 compared to a deficit of R22.7bn in January 2023,...

Transnet in full recovery

State-owned rail and ports company, Transnet, says it is ramping up recovery plans across its operations after it reached a wage agreement with labour unions following nearly two weeks of industrial...

SARS records significant R7.18bn trade surplus

The South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) trade statistics for August 2022 recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R7.18 billion. These statistics include trade data with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia (BELN),...

Defending the domestic poultry industry against dumping 

THE 14 June 2022 marked the sunset review for the anti-dumping duties South Africa imposed against several countries that have been identified as dumping cheap poultry imports on South African shores....

South Africa’s trade surplus increases mainly due to an increase of precious metals and...

By Bobby Madhav, FNB Head of Trade & Structured Trade and Commodity Finance South Africa’s trade surplus narrowed to R24.2bn in June 2022, compared to the revised surplus of R30.9bn for the...

Efforts to increase operational efficiencies at the Port of Cape Town

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes efforts to increase operational efficiencies at the Port of Cape Town. In particular we welcome news of extended Port operating hours, with nightshift work...

Sugar imports leave a bitter taste in local industry

There is a need for the local sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offering if it is to remain a viable industry that is able to create jobs, says the...

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