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Month: Sep 2021

Growth In Alternative Markets

30 September 2021 – South African logistics operators are hard at work to come up with solutions to meet the ongoing global challenges in the supply chain caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Cherie Meyer, sales and marketing executive for GoGlobal, container and equipment shortages have had a massive impact on operations. “Constant increases …

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The Complexity Of South Africa’s Trade Policy In Agriculture

27 September 2021 – The export-led strategy underpinning SA’s trade policy entails a deliberate effort to get the country’s agriculture and other industrial sectors to export products beyond existing international markets. There are at least two diametrically opposing views about how well SA has done in executing this strategy in agriculture. The first is that …

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Major Push For Wine Exports To China

23 September 2021 – Capitalising on the increasing popularity of South African wines among Chinese consumers, Wines of South Africa (Wosa) recently organised a hybrid wine-tasting matchmaking event with both virtual and physical elements. Standard Bank Group, in partnership with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), hosted the event where South African wine …

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What Is Trade Credit Insurance?

21 September 2021: Trade credit insurance – also sometimes called accounts receivable insurance – protects businesses when a customer fails to pay a trade debt. This often occurs when a customer becomes insolvent or is unable to pay within the contracted terms (a protracted default). Credit insurance indemnifies a proportion (up to 95%) of the …

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Freight, Logistics Integration Key To Successful Intracontinental Trade

17 September 2021 – Although the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement aims to achieve an economically integrated continent, with successful trading among African countries, the Trade Research Advisory tells Engineering News that this will prove challenging in the short to medium term. “Government officials and politicians are understandably optimistic about the AfCFTA agreement, but it is …

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Impact Of Unrest On Manufacturing

16 September 2021 – The Q3 Absa Manufacturing Survey saw a slight dip in overall sector confidence, with business confidence falling five points to 41 during the quarter. “With continued uncertainty regarding Covid-19 lockdown restrictions during the quarter as well as the unrest experienced in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, the drop in confidence is not too …

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