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South Africa’s Vintners Can’t export Wine

Vintners in South African have been baffled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with their nation's rules changing by the day. They understand the need to protec...
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Posted on April 22, 2020

Zimbabwe removes ban on GM Corn Imports

Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on imports of genetically modified corn it begins to take action to avert what is likely to be its worst famine ever. Weekly i...
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Posted on February 1, 2020

South African citrus exports

Citrus exports from South Africa to the USA are expected to increase in 2020, based on increased plantings, according to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Servic...
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Posted on January 8, 2020

China hope for South African avocado exports

The current South African government is planning to achieve export-led growth in agriculture and has identified avocados as a key factor. Advisers are enco...
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Posted on May 10, 2019

Zimbabwe needs to diversify its exports

The CEO of ZimTrade has said exports from Zimbabwe need to urgently be diversified to narrow the trade deficit. Imports have continued to dominate the e...
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Posted on May 3, 2019

EC denies citrus crisis caused 3rd country imports

The European Commission has denied that the import of oranges and mandarins from South Africa is the reason for the fall in prices suffered by EU producers...
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Posted on February 9, 2019

Zimbabwe lifts imports ban

Zimbabwe has ceased a two-year ban on the import of basic commodities. This is likely to be welcomed by South African businesses. The lifting of the ba...
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Posted on October 24, 2018

South Africa plans to sue USA over import tariffs

South Africa is planning to launch a lawsuit against the US, saying that proposed import tariffs on South African motor car imports will violate the contry...
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Posted on July 25, 2018

South African car exports under threat

After imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium, the USA is threatening to do the same on an important export for South Africa: cars. South Africa's exports...
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Posted on July 11, 2018

Wheat imports to South Africa rising

Imports of wheat to South Africa are expected to more than double to 2.1 million tonnes in 2018, from 935,000 tonnes last year. A severe drought is affecti...
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Posted on March 7, 2018

Rwanda bans fruits imports from South Africa

Rwanda has banned the import of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa. Listeriosis viral disease is purported to be present in the p...
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Posted on January 6, 2018

Illegal Clothing imports to South Africa

Counterfeit clothing imports into South Africa has seen the domestic clothing and textile industry suffer tremendously. More recently the industry has als...
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Posted on December 28, 2017

Scotch meat exports excel

SCOTTISH MEAT has made a great contribution to the country's record year of food and drink export growth. New figures released by the Scottish Government ...
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Posted on March 29, 2017

South African poultry imports destructive

South African poultry producer Astral has warned that cheap imports coming into the country threaten to destroy South Africa’s poultry industry. The g...
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Posted on June 10, 2016

SA imports tons of maize

South Africa’s largest grain terminal is ready to receive millions of tons of maize imports, aimed at combatting the ongoing drought. The Durban Agripor...
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Posted on May 15, 2016

South Africa: Cost of Cheap Imports

Poultry and pork producers in South Africa are struggling, not only because of the impact of dry climatic conditions on production, but also because they h...
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Posted on March 14, 2016

South Africa’s maize imports to soar

South African maize imports could cost up to 19 billion rand ($1.2 billion) this year, a sharp increase from 2 billion rand in 2015, as a severe drought hi...
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Posted on March 4, 2016

Exports to turn around South Africa’s economy

South Australia's export sector, which has created more than 200,000 jobs, will help turn around the state's economic fortunes, the government says. Almos...
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Posted on October 30, 2015

South Africa promotes premium wines to boost exports

South African wine makers are promoting higher-priced product to boost exports in established European import markets. They are also trying to establish ex...
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Posted on October 3, 2015

E.U Bans Citrus Imports From South Africa

On 27 may, the European Commission announced restrictions on citrus imports from South Africa due to an outbreak of “black spot” plant disease there. S...
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Posted on June 2, 2014
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