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Keynote Address IBMSA equity equivalent investment implementation programme Launch

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina recently launched the IBM Equity Equivalent Investment Programme Implementation. With R 700 million over a period of 10 years the programme compromises of three integrated and independent components namely; Enterprise development, Academic programme and research programme.


Seminar on Online Gambling in South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the National Gambling Board (NGB) is pleased to invite you to a Seminar on Online Gambling in South Africa. The harmful social and economic effects of gambling in our communities remain a concern for the government. Kindly confirm attendance before 10 July 2015. Read More

EIP Claim Procedures

EIP Claims Procedures for the handling of late submission of claims, the non-submission of claims and requests for extension to submit claims for the Enterprise Investment Program (EIP): Manufacturing Investment Program (MIP) and Tourism Support Program (TSP) effective from 6 July 2015 Read more

Invitation to Participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions to

Invitation to the Public to Comment on the Draft Amended B-BBEE Tourism Sector Codes

The Minister of Trade and Industry gazetted the Draft Amended B-BBEE Tourism Sector Codes. The public is invited to comment by 30 August 2015 - Gazette No. 38915. Read more

the dti cares: Minister Rob Davies' keynote address at Kya Sands informal settlement

Minister Rob Davies joined the NCC and NRCS at Kya Sands Informal Settlement, north of Jo'burg, to exchange unsafe paraffin stoves with compliant versions on 26 June 2015 as part of the winter awareness campaign. Read more


Invitation to the Public to Comment on the Review of Limitations of Fees and Interest Rates

The Minister of Trade and Industry published a General Notice relating to the draft regulations on review of limitations on fees and interest rates on 25 June 2015. The public is invited to comment by 5 August 2015 - Gazette No. 38911

Market Your Products at the Gulfood 2016 in Dubai, UAE

the dti invites your firm and other exporters of Agro-Processing products to apply to take part in the Gulfood 2016, to take place from 21-25 February 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deadline to submit complete National Pavilion application forms is 20 October 2015. Read More

Call for Evidence - Proposed National Export Development and Promotion Bill

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has identified the need for export promotion and development legislation in South Africa. Therefore, the dti is preparing a White Paper and drafting a Bill on Export Development and Promotion. This is in line with government policies including the National Development Plan (NDP) and the New Growth Path. Read more

Invitation for the Public to Comment on the National Liquor Policy

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, having obtained cabinet approval and after consulting the National Liquor Policy Council, published the National Liquor Policy for broader public comment. Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed National Liquor Policy, closing date for comments: 13 August 2015. Read More.

The South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook Launched

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies launched the South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook that will help introduce the basic concepts and issues involved in business incubation for all stakeholders that wish to establish incubators in their communities. Read More.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (53/2013): Revised notice of clarification

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP), published a Revised Notice of Clarification - Gazette no 38799.

Notice to MCEP Applicants

Please note that with effect from 11 May 2015, all new applications with an investment value of R50 million and above, will no longer be considered under the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) Incentive. Applicants with an investment value of R50 million and above are encouraged to apply for the 12I Tax Allowance Incentive.

Statement on the Recognition of Broad-Based Schemes

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has noted the questions relating to paragraph 1 (d) of the General Notice issued in Gazette Number 38764 on 5 May 2015, dealing with recognition of the Broad-Based Recognition Schemes: Read More.

B-BBEE Amended Codes of Good Practice

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) hereby:

Affidavit for B-BBEE exempted micro enterprises

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Solid Works and the SABS Design Institute, invites design students and established designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries close on 31 August 2015. Read More


Would you like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin?

the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin is a weekly roundup of international business opportunities received from the dti's network of foreign economic representatives and other reliable sources for distribution and matching to South African small and medium-sized export-ready firms.

If you would like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin mailing list, please complete the subscription form and e-mail to tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za

For enquiries, contact +27 (12) 394 5792 or tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za


An Opportunity to Increase your Company's Exports and Turnover!

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be participating in various exhibitions, trade shows and National Pavilions to promote locally manufactured products in international markets. The department invites manufacturers and registered exporters to participate in the international trade shows listed in the link below. If your company is competitive in the South African market, has been in business for at least two years and is export ready, it stands to benefit from the dti's Export Marketing and Investment Assistance scheme.

Click here for the 2015/16 National Pavilion List.


FAQs: Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information


Public Tenders: Non-compliance with Local Content Requirements

Section 9(1) of the Preferential Procurement Regulation, 2011 enables the dti to designate sectors for local production.

For any complaints regarding non-compliance, please forward an e-mail to localcontent@thedti.gov.za. For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.

 

The Launch of the Toyota Quantum Ses’fikle CKD Launch in Prospecton, Durban 
2015-06-22
On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, I would like to congratulate Toyota South Africa Motors, the management team and the staff on this historical moment of unveiling the Toyota Quantum Ses’fikile Complete Knock Down (CKD) plant.  
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The Paris deal on Poultry: Implications for South Africa’s access to the US under AGOA
2015-06-17
After a two day meeting held in Paris, on the 4th and 5th of June, 2015, South Africa and the US made a breakthrough in the long-standing dispute of the export of bone-in chicken pieces from the US. The deal will go a long way in securing South Africa’s participation in AGOA for the next 10 years!
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The Budget Vote address delivered to the National assembly
2015-05-21
On the occasion of delivering the budget vote in July 2014, I had mentioned that our central task in the coming year would be to give life to the injunction made by the President that we need to foster a radical socio-economic transformation agenda for the benefit of the people as a whole.
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the dti Budget Vote Address
2015-05-21
The fundamental goal of this Administration is to radically transform the South African economy in such a way that it promotes a higher level of more inclusive growth. This is the only sustainable way we will be able to achieve reductions in poverty; unemployment and inequality that we all agree are urgently required.
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The Budget Vote address delivered to the NCOP
2015-05-20
Honorable members, on numerous occasions we have pronounced the intentions of this 5th administration to lead a radical project of socio-economic transformation. This is in line with the principles of the objective of building a democratic society with developmental dividend that is shared amongst all.
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Government and Manufacturing Sector Need to Raise SA’s Competitiveness – Minister Davies
2015-07-06
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says he was  glad that government did not listen to the doomsayers who advocated that government should not support the clothing and textile industry, as what he saw at an exhibition in Pretoria showed that government had taken the right decision. He was speaking at the opening of the permanent exhibition site of the South Africa Technical Textile Cluster (SATTC) in Irene, Pretoria. The site is also showcasing the impact of government support for the cluster programme.
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the dti Offers SA Companies Opportunity to Showcase at Angolan International Trade Fair
2015-07-06
Twenty-four South African companies will get an opportunity to showcase their products and services at an international trade exhibition, the Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA which will take place in Luanda from 21-26 July 2015.
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The Invitation for the Public to Comment on the Review of Limitations of Fees and Interest Rates
2015-07-03
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has published for public comment a Notice regarding limitation on fees and interest rates applicable for borrowings. The Government Gazette Notice No. 38911 proposes changes to maximum rates for Unsecured Credit from 32.65% to 24.78%, Mortgage agreements from 17.65% to 17.75%, Credit Facilities from 22.65% to 19.78%, Developmental Credits from 32.65% to 32.78% and other credit agreements from 22.65% to 22.75%. Incidental credit agreements remain unchanged at 2%. The public is invited to comment in writing on or before 5 August 2015.
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Chicory Agreement to Save and Create Jobs in the Eastern Cape – Minister Rob Davies
2015-07-02
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Eastern Cape Provincial government and Nestle South Africa will create 800 permanent and seasonal jobs by 2019. Minister Davies was speaking at the Chicory MoU signing ceremony that took place in Alexandria, Eastern Cape today.
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Minister Davies Gazettes the Draft Amended B-BBEE  Tourism Sector Codes in Terms of Section 9(5) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 46 of 2013.
2015-07-02
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the Draft Tourism B-BBEE Codes in terms of Section 9 (5) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Act 46 of 2013. The gazette means that members of the public have sixty days (60) from the date of publication to make inputs and comments before the Draft Tourism B-BBEE Codes is gazetted as a legally binding Sector Code. In addition it is an indication that the sector has complied by aligning with the key principles of the Amended B-BBEE Act and Codes that are compulsory.
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