Meat import volumes have increased tenfold since 2009, from about 3,500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per month. The South African agriculture industry is facing a silent crisis caused by the recent significant increase of chicken imports into South Africa. Import volumes have increased tenfold since 2009, from about 3,500 tonnes to 30,000 tonnes per month.…Details
Cape Town mayor says the Trade and Industry Minister is ‘dragging his feet’ on this issue as a Czech company wants to move in, bringing 200 jobs with it. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has called on Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to stop dragging his feet and declare Atlantis a special economic…Details
Paul Lamontagne, MD of Africa 1 Advisors, discusses his partnership with Opportunity Network, which represents 13,500 members worldwide BUSINESS DAY TV: A company that represents 13,500 members worldwide orchestrating $35bn worth of deals in two years might well become a household name in SA, in which it has just launched. Opportunity Network has been casting…Details
Black industrialists can now source up to R50m in start-up funding from the manufacturing competitiveness enhancement programme. The manufacturing competitiveness enhancement programme (MCEP) was partially reopened on Monday, after a year-long suspension, to accommodate black industrialists in need of start-up funding. Start-ups were previously excluded from the programme. The new dispensation announced by Trade and…Details
Invitation to submit applications for DAFF Quota import permit for import of US chicken into the South African market, in terms of the rebate provision as prescribed in the Government Gazette notice no. 39518 for US chicken. South Africa granted a quota of 65 000 tons for import of US chicken for the period 1…Details
This notice serves to address the introduction of a minimum standard of compliance to the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, 2013 across all of the Incentive Development and Administration Division (IDAD) programmes.
Read more: B-BBEE_Compliance
the dti’s 2015/16 Annual Report has been presented to its portfolio committee in parliament. Among the highlights is Director-General Mr Lionel October’s announcement that the government has created more than 2.3 million net jobs through different incentives over the past five years.
View the Annual Report here: dtiAR_digital_2016
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has established an Export Help Desk at the dti Campus in Pretoria to provide South African firms – small, medium and large enterprises – with export information and advice. The objective of the help desk is to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours.
Read more: Export_Help_Desk
The Incubation Support Programme (ISP) has been replaced by the Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP) which aims to support partnership between big business and emerging suppliers to develop capacity to supply manufactured goods.
Please note: The Incubation Support Programme will no longer accept new applications.
Strategic Partnership Programme Guidelines: Strategic_Partnership_Programme_Guidelines
the dti would like to make the downstream steel industry aware and encourage applications of the following ITAC rebate offerings: Rebate item 470.03 provides for a full waiver of customs duty on imported goods for use in the manufacture of goods exclusively for export; and Rebate item 521.00 provides a full refund of customs duty…Details