South Africa

South Africa's exports are dramatically falling (Country Report)

26 April 2004 - As a result of the rise in the rand, South Africa's textile and apparel exports dramatically fell in the past months while imports from China continued surging, as indicated by our full statistical report. The government would prepare a series of safeguard measures in order to limit the level in shipments from China, however. Full Report...

South Africa's exports depressed by the strength of the rand (Country Report)

10 September 2003 - After booming in 2002, South Africa's textile and apparel exports were depressed by the strength in the rand since the start of the year. Domestic industries are also threatened by new reductions in textile tariffs and a surge in illegal imports, they said. Full Report...

The US and South Africa launch free trade negotiations

15 January 2003 - The United States, South Africa and four other Southern African states officially launched free trade negotiations this week. New rules of origin will have a decisive impact on textile and clothing investments in the region. Full Report...

Surge in US apparel imports from African lesser developed countries  (SAMPLE)

22 May 2002 - US apparel imports from Sub-Saharan Africa are now surging as a clear result of duty-free treatment offered under the AGOA. Lesotho and Kenya are the main winners to the detriment of South Africa and Mauritius. Full Report...

UK's clothing company to source from South Africa

26 March 2002 - UK's corporate clothing specialist Allen & Douglas just announced it will beginning sourcing apparel from South Africa to the detriment of Eastern Europe. Full Report...

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