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March 13, 2019
A tax on sugary beverages that went into effect in April 2018 is straining the South African sugar industry. Adding to the pressure, in February 2019, the Minister of Finance announced a 5 percent....
October 30, 2018
South Africa is the largest user of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for agricultural exports to the United States in the Southern African region.
September 10, 2018
While Southern African countries generally adopt Codex standards, there are concerns that many are missing the opportunity to shape or influence these standards due to their poor attendance....
August 1, 2018
On June 8, 2017, the South African National Assembly passed the Border Management Authority Bill.
December 27, 2017
On December 15, 2017, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) announced that it will start to collect sugar tax from all sweetened beverages, excluding 100% fruit juices....
June 9, 2017
On April 7, 2017, the South African (SA) Ministry of Health published a government notice (No. 40772) inviting the public to comment on the amendments....
June 9, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
April 26, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced it has suspended meat imports from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazil meat scandal.
April 20, 2016
Tralac held its annual conference in Swakopmund, Namibia on April 7 – 8, 2016. The conference highlighted the importance and challenges for rules based governance, and growing Intra-Africa Trade.
August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.
August 6, 2015
Minister of Agriculture Kátia Abreu discussed expanding beef, poultry, dairy, fruit, and wheat trade with Russia, Myanmar, Japan, South Africa, and Argentina.
July 13, 2015
June 4 and 5, 2015, in Paris, the South Africa and U.S. poultry industries came to an agreement that would permit the return of U.S. bone in chicken to South Africa.
August 29, 2014
As part of the negotiating process of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the EU requested that names of certain products be protected on the basis of their geographical indications (GIs).
August 29, 2014
South African Minister of Health issued a Government Notice (R429) inviting comments on the proposed amendments to the regulations relating to the labeling and advertising of foods.
December 11, 2013
South Africa's highly developed food processing sector offers U.S. exporters opportunities to supply raw materials or inputs.