Presidency spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said it would be unfortunate for SA/US relations if the bill comes to pass
The bipartisan bill accuses the ANC, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Naledi Pandor of anti-semitic statements
There is good and bad news – strong bipartisan support for improving Agoa and little consensus on what improvements should be made to the Act
Joy Basu said the US wants women owned business to benefit more from Agoa
A lack of cohesion and common vision means the continent has lost clout on the world stage
AU commissioner Albert Muchanga said reciprocal US access to duty-free African markets would not benefit the continent
Beneficiation growth, decent work, penalties for companies that violate labour laws and ensuring multinational companies pay taxes in Africa are among the issues unions will raise
Congress members will stay at home to pass key government spending bills but a senior trade representative will lead a US delegation
This week’s Agoa forum will discuss ways to get more out of the trade agreement
South Africa to oppose reciprocal duty-free access for US companies during the Agoa conference in November
Countries’ stance on ongoing geopolitical conflict could be what excludes them from the renewal or extension of the African Growth And Opportunity Act
In a polarised world, Ramaphosa’s administration dodged some fatal bullets in the past five months that carried some hard long-term risks
The president has sought to clinch an early extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act during his New York visit
America is South Africa’s third largest trading partner, with 7.7% of goods exported to the US and 8.2% imported from the US
The president said that only dialogue, mediation and diplomacy would end Russia’s war in Ukraine
The president’s strong stance on Russia’s war could help salvage trade agreement with the US, says deputy secretary
Addressing his supporters, Malema called on presidents of Brazil, China and India to pull out of the Brics summit in solidarity with Russia’s Putin
The panel has completed its investigation as to whether weapons destined for Russia were loaded onto the vessel in Simon’s Town
Despite diplomatic tensions caused by Pretoria’s ties to Moscow, Ramaphosa said the US president was initially encouraged by his non-aligned stance
South Africa’s suspension or expulsion from the Agoa trade agreement would be painful
The South African government has remained coy over its economic ties with the US, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s office has issued a subtle warning to Pretoria
US ambassador’s accusation of giving arms to Russia underlines the need for South Africa and the Global South to diversify their trade and political alliances
Less aid and more trade will be the buzz words
Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa
BRICS countries are working on mitigating the impact of a trade war
With every large market that closes, that product needs to find another home and some of that overflow will arrive in South Africa.
The mountain kingdom needs to cut its dependence on the United States’ Agoa trade deal.
If South Africa cannot use trade policy to help our country grow its productive base, then what purpose does it serve?
Good luck selling imported frozen poultry in Soweto, Johannesburg, where chickens are preferred fresh – and still kicking.
But there is increasing alarm about the state’s inconsistent application of its policies and the subsequent effects on investor confidence.
The exchange rate may be the undoing of a last-minute deal over chicken imports from the United States.
Many of the country’s exports could be affected by what the government decides in the next 60 days.