EU SAFEGUARD

EU SAFEGUARD. Industry has been waiting patiently for government to announce its final decision on the EU Safeguard Application. This decision has been expected for many weeks now but nothing has transpired. We are totally opposed to the application,and in...

DAFF KZN PORTS

Members are well aware of the very inconvenient and costly delays at the Durban port.   We have discussed this before in our newsletters.The inconvenience and high costs being borne by importers have now persisted for over a full year.   A seemingly successful...

EU SAFEGUARD

EU Safeguard Action.   ITAC issued an essential facts letter,to which we have responded. The next step is for ITAC to propose a safeguard duty to Minister Davies,who will then discuss the recommendation with the Trade and Development Committee,consisting of SA and EU...

UPDATE ON ISSUES

As regards the EU safeguard application,the provisional safeguard ran out on 3rd July and no final safeguard had been initiated. This resulted in SARS having to refund importers with the total of all provisonal safeguard payments made between 15th December 2016 and...

Avian influenza in the EU and market reopenings

Despite the fact that the Netherlands was declared AI FREE ON 17th May 2017,SA has steadfastly refused to re-open this market. The original reason advanced was that this was because of the “plight” of the local poultry industry. When it was pointed out...

EU Safeguard

At the time of writing it appears very unlikely that a final safeguard will be implemented before the provisional safeguard runs out on 3rd July 2017. Should that be the case,then all duty payments made under the provisional safeguard become refundable and the...