South Africa to simplify business in Africa
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan recognises that the Budget he presented yesterday must have as one of its pillars that we should seize the available opportunities within Africa.
Considerations for SA insurers expansion into sub Saharan Africa
According to media reports South Africa's short- and long-term insurers are looking at entering the sub-Saharan African market as it presents a strategic opportunity for growth. Of course insurers have been investing in sub-Saharan Africa, but there is an intensified interest in the market.
Society for International Economic Law Supported
The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is an organization that represents academically minded practitioners in the field of international economic law. The Society's biannual conference will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 8-10 July 2010.
Limited time remaining for companies to comply with the Companies Act
In terms of the new Companies Act the memorandum and articles of association is replaced by a document known as the memorandum of incorporation or ?MOI?. The Companies Act requires every company's MOI to comply with the provisions of the Companies Act.
Deadline to set up social and ethics committee looms
It has almost been a year since the new Companies Act (no 71 of 2008) has been in force. Although the entire Companies Act is not yet in force in respect of all companies some provisions do supersede the old dispensation whilst others are yet to become effective.
SAs clothing and textile import duties raised to maximum levels
According to media reports, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) received an application to raise the import duty on a range of garments.
On 28 August 2012 Rian Geldenhuys will be presenting for the boats and floating structures sector on the following:
- Market access opportunities and obstacles for Asia, Africa &, USA
- Opportunites and threats for service providers in Africa
- Unpacking the creation of new tariffs for inputs used, increasing or decreasing duties payable and creating rebate facilities
- Protecting your intellectual property in export markets
Investing in foreign markets
There are many spectacular success stories of investing in foreign countries, but tales about the failures are often nightmarish. Often businesses are just unaware of the potential pitfalls associated with investments (whatever form the investment may take).
Another Trade Flap over Poultry
In a long-festering dispute between the US and the EU over poultry exports, the US seems to have finally given up any chance of winning the argument by way of reason and has formally initiated litigation at the WTO by requesting consultations with the EC on this matter, on January 16, 2009, before a meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body.