Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners. “The copyright legislation seeks to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners... Read more
SA organisations take part in Chinese import expo
A total of 27 South African organisations are hoping to clinch trade deals at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) this week. The organisations, from agro-processing, footwear and leather, engineering, petrochemicals, railway components, defense, and information and communication technology sectors, will take part in a number of platforms to... Read more
Presidential envoy happy with investment mission to Japan
Presidential investment envoy Phumzile Langeni says she is satisfied with progress in the Department of Trade and Industry’s investment mission to Japan. “We are having fruitful engagements with government and the private sector, and they are both very open to us. The discussions are frank and constructive as we... Read more
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). “Russia continues to be an important market for us, as 10% out of 2.7 million tons of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia,” said the forum’s CEO,... Read more
SA, Saudi Arabia solidify bilateral relations
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her Saudi Arabia counterpart have reaffirmed the importance of the two states solidifying already strong bilateral relations in all fields. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs, and Sisulu reached the agreement during a meeting held... Read more
South Africa, China lift ties to a new level
South Africa and China have entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, the Presidency said on Monday. One agreement signed during the state visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of... Read more
FOCAC to set new path for China-Africa cooperation
As African leaders gather in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations are high for the two countries to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled to kick... Read more
Trade and Industry Committee Notes Positive Progress made at South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s)
The committee heard that the forensic investigation is further delayed due to a possible conflict of interest by the appointed forensic auditors  Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today held a follow-up meeting regarding the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s) forensic investigation pertaining to alleged irregularities emanating... Read more
SA companies explore opportunities in Peru
Local companies are to explore trade and investment opportunities in Peru as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to that country. Minister Rob Davies said the mission forms part of the dti’s efforts to strengthen bilateral trade relations and increase trade and investment... Read more
SA, UK to cement economic relations
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to host the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be in the country for a working visit. “The working visit by Prime Minister May seeks to further cement economic relations built up over several decades,” the Presidency said in a... Read more