Forwarder questions Sars’ email authentication decision
The SA Revenue Service’s (Sars) decision to revert to email verification of release notifications in a bid to combat illicit trade in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) goods industry has come in for criticism from a leading forwarding and clearing agent.
Sars takes decisive action to combat illicit trade in clothing and textile sector
The SA Revenue Service (Sars), in partnership with other government agencies, has taken decisive action to combat the illicit trading in clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) goods - including undervaluation.
Etihad closes SA office
Etihad Airways is closing its office in South Africa and has confirmed that it will not operate to or from South Africa during the winter 2020/21 season.
World’s biggest trade bloc signed into life
Progressive multilateral benefits around rules of origin, the scrapping of tariffs over a 20-year period, and provisions on intellectual property, telecommunications, financial services, e-commerce and professional services are cited as some of the key benefits of the world’s biggest trade pact signed into life yesterday.
Zambia explores east-west rail freight developments
One of the most exciting bulk freight developments to watch in the new year will be the outcome of a feasibility study by Zambia’s NorthWest Rail (NWR) operator and two of its private sector partners to build a new Copperbelt rail link of 166 kilometres south of the DRC border.
FlySafair and Emirates tie the knot
Emirates and FlySafair have announced an interline agreement, opening up connections for each airline to the network of the other.
At least 10 trucks firebombed in night of xenophobic vigilantism
In one of the most violent nights for South Africa’s road transport sector since arson attacks became the method of xenophobic labour activism a few years ago, 10 trucks were set alight on the R103 and N3 close to the R23 interchange north of Heidelberg.
BORDER BEAT: Transporters pick up the bill as countries retaliate against double tolling
A tit-for-tat tariff standoff has developed over Zambia’s October implementation of domestic tolls on top of entry-and-exit fees for transit transporters operating in and out of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with Namibia seeming set to mimic Mozambique’s decision to implement retaliatory tariffs.
UK bans petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030
The UK has brought forward its deadline for a ban on the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2035 to 2030.
The balancing act: Customs control and trade facilitation
International Trade, the exchange of capital, goods and services between the borders of two or more nations, is crucial to the growth of global GDP as well as to the sustenance of millions of livelihoods across the world, all of which are either directly or indirectly employed as a result of this activity.