Market Access: Trade Restrictions lifted for Netherlands

Please note that trade restrictions on the import of live poultry, meat and other products derived from poultry from the Netherlands into South Africa have been lifted and trade may now resume with immediate effect. Read more here

Port Regulations Can be a Double-Edged Sword

28 March 2024, Paul Matthew, Business Day In this article, we are explaining the vital role Government regulations play in ensuring a fair, safe, and sustainable food sector, and ensuring that business is compliant with standards set out by the country’s laws. Yet if they are implemented without the accompanying measures to mitigate unintended consequences, […]

Perspectives on Agriculture Performance in Q4 of 2023

25 March 2024, BFAP The release of the country’s GDP results for the final quarter of 2023 brought several surprises, which BFAP unpacks in the brief linked below. For the total economy, GDP increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. For the full year 2023, GDP expanded by 0.6% in real terms. The […]

South Africa’s Exports and Imports of Agricultural Products

February 2024 The Department of Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has released an updated summary of South Africa’s agricultural exports and imports  for the period 2023 quarter 3 vs 2022 quarter 3. View the summary HERE  

February Global Trade Alert by DALRRD

27 February 2024 DALRRD has provided the industry with a document, outlining the bimonthly briefing to summarise time-sensitive news and present a compilation of trade-related public media articles. This is to enable the Departments’ trade-related functionaries and the ATF to stay up to date with the latest media information affecting the economy and international trade in […]

BFAP Brief on January 2024 Stats SA food inflation

The BFAP team unpacks South Africa’s January food inflation figures and the associated driving factors and expectations. South African year-on-year inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 1.3 percentage points from 8.5% in December 2023, to 7.2% in January 2024. In January 2024, a reference household had to spend R3 737 on the Thrifty […]

EU fears of imports bad for trade from SA

16 February 2024, Freight News South Africa’s agricultural exports are under direct threat because of European Union farmers’ fears of being sidelined in favour of imports and declining subsidies for the sector. Recently EU farmers took to the streets to voice their concerns as they try to curtail the threat of imports. READ IT HERE