Showcase Your Products at the South African National Pavilion at the Foodex Japan 2019
the dti invites you to submit your application to showcase your products at the Foodex Japan 2019. It will showcase a full range
of products for food and drinks from around the world.
The deadline for submission of complete National Pavilion application form accompanied by all supporting documentation is 8 October 2018.
Invitation to Participate in an Outward Selling Mission to Qatar and Kuwait
the dti invites you to apply and participate in an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to Qatar and Kuwait scheduled to take
place from 26 October to 2 November 2018.
The deadline for submission of complete applications forms accompanied by all supporting documentation is 24 August 2018.
Invitation for the public to comment on Draft Regulations on Governance and Composition of SEZs
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies invites the public to comment on Draft Regulations on Governance and Composition of SEZs. Closing date for comments is 18 September 2018.
Gazette No. 41811
National B-BBEE Rural and Township Economy Summit
the dti hosted the innaugural National B-BBEE Rural and Township Economy Summit in East London from 19-20 July 2018. The summit was a partnership between the dti, Black Economic Empowerment
Advisory Council (BEEAC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
The summit brought together 1400 delegates from across the country to seek solutions to the revival of the often neglected rural and township economic sectors.
Participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission to Los Angeles
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission
that will take place in Los Angeles, United States.
The closing date for receipt of application forms is 4 September 2018
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) has published a notice of intention to introduce the National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 into Parliament under Government
Gazette number 41787, notice number 742, dated 20 July 2018.
The National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 amends the National Gambling Act 7 of 2004 to, inter alia, reposition the National Gambling Board as a national gambling regulator; transfer the
regulation of bets on national lottery, foreign lottery, lottery results and sports pools to the National Lotteries Commission; prohibit dog racing and bets on dog racing; provide for
the procedure for the forfeiture of unlawful winnings to the National Gambling Regulator; recognise self-regulation in the horseracing industry; regulate the electronic form of bingo;
and enhance the powers and duties of the gambling inspector.
Gazetting of Regulations on Mediation Rules and Commencement of Investment Act
The Protection of Investment Act, 2015 (Act No. 22 of 2015) has commenced as from 13 July 2018. The Act accords to investors the necessary standards of protection that is consistent
with the Constitution. The accompanying Regulations on Mediation Rules also commenced on the aforementioned date. In terms of the Act, the Regulations set out the administrative and
procedural components for mediation as the alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
The 2018 B-BBEE Township and Rural Economy Summit
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council (BEEAC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and
Tourism hosted the National B-BBEE Township and Rural Economy Summit 2018 in East London from 19-20 July 2018. The summit took place against the backdrop of renewed government efforts to
advocate for economic redistribution and a more inclusive economy. Read more
Market and Showcase your Products at the South African National Pavilion at the Fruit Logistica, 2019 Trade Fair in Berlin, Germany from 6 to 9 February 2019
the dti invites firms and other exporters to submit applications to participate and showcase their fresh produce at the world's largest trade fair for the fresh produce sector,
Fruit Logistica Berlin 2019. The Fruit Logistica Berlin 2019, scheduled to take place from 6 to 9 February 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The deadline for submission of the National Pavilion application form accompanied by all
supporting documentation is 10 September 2018.
Investing in South Africa's Future: A Conversation with Minister Rob Davies
Minister Rob Davies was hosted by the US think tank Atlantic Council on Friday, 13 July 2018 for a conversation on his vision for a US - South Africa commercial relationship moving forward.
The 2019/20 Call for industry to submit applications for financial assistance under the Technology and Human Resource for Industry Programme (THRIP)
Minister Rob Davies hosts 3rd BRICS Ministers’ Industry Meeting
the dti hosted the 3rd BRICS Industry Ministers’ meeting in Magaliesburg on Wednesday, 4 July 2018.
The objectives of the meeting were to discuss the continuation of work on the implementation of existing cooperation projects and how to leverage the Digital Industrial Revolution (DIR) opportunities in order to speed up industrial development.
The Ministers of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa resolved to establish the BRICS partnership on the New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR) that aims to translate the vision of the second Golden Decade of BRICS cooperation into reality through deepened BRICS cooperation on Industrialisation, Innovation, Inclusiveness and Investment.
Minister Rob Davies hosts 8th BRICS Trade Ministers’ Meeting
Trade Ministers from the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met for the 8th BRICS Trade
Ministers’ Meeting in Magaliesburg on Thursday, 5 July 2018. South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, chaired the meeting, which was held in preparation for the 10th BRICS
Summit scheduled to be held in South Africa from 25-27 July 2018.
The African Export-Import Bank and the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa have joined together to launch the South Africa - Africa Trade and Investment
Promotion Programme (SATIPP)
SATIPP aims to promote and expand trade and investment between South Africa and other African countries.The programme will provide finance and/or payment assurances/guarantees in support
of South Africa’s trade and investments with other African countries, as well as funding for projects being promoted by South African businesses.
Manufacturing Indaba keynote address by the Director-General
The Director-General of the dti, Mr Lionel October addressed the Manufacturing Indaba in Sandton on Wednesday, 20 June 2018. The annual gathering brings together business owners, industry leaders,
government officials, capital providers and professional experts to explore opportunities and grow their manufacturing operations.
Apply for agro-processing support
Applications for the Agro-Processing Support Scheme’s (APSS) are open until 30 September 2018. For more information about the scheme and how to apply,
Call for public comment on amended draft schedule
Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies (MP) hereby publishes for public comment the Amended Draft Schedule 1 of 2018 in terms of section 9 (5) of the Broad-Based Black Economic
Empowerment Amendment Act 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003), as amended by the Act 46 of 2013. Closing date for comments is 15 August 2018.
Gazette No. 41709
Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase I
Following the publication of the Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework in 2016, the Draft IP Policy – Phase I was developed by the dti in partnership with the inter-Ministerial
Committee on Intellectual Property (IMCIP) and published for comment in August 2017. The IMCIP considered stakeholder submissions and amended the policy document accordingly. The approved
Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase I will be published in the Government Gazette.
The IMCIP will now initiate Phase II by developing a Consultative Framework addressing issues identified in the in-built agenda and deliberate upon the most efficient means of
implementing the policy proposals discussed.
Decentralisation of Industrial Development can lead to a Viable Rural and Township Economies – Minister Davies
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says his Department has over time worked on decentralising the Industrial Development in order to create viable rural and
township economies. Minister Davies was speaking at the Industrial Breakfast Session on the Rural and Township Industrial Economy hosted in Atlantis, Western Cape.
Furniture Design Competition - Call for Entries
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI), Proudly South African,
and their partners , invites South African Designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. The aim of the competition is to: raise and nurture design capabilities in the country, raise the image of the
South African Furniture Manufacturing Industry, and to advance local industry through the introduction of new products industry. Entries close on 31 August 2018.
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 links 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.
In terms of section 3.4.1 of the Black Industrialist Scheme Guidelines,the dti will discontinue offering grant funding support to projects where the amount of manufacturing/ processing
involved to obtain the final product is minimal. Read more
Threshold for Major B-BBEE Transactions
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP) has gazetted the Threshold for Major B-BBEE Transactions which must be submitted to the Broad-Based Black
Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission in terms of Section
13F (1) (f) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 as Amended by Act 46 of 2013 as well as Section 18 of the B-BBEE Regulations.
- Gazette No. 40898
Agro-Processing Support Scheme
The Agro Processing Support Scheme (APSS) seeks to stimulate investment in the agro-processing sector. The objective is to increase capacity, create employment,
competitiveness and enhance transformation. It is a cost sharing grant to a maximum of R20 million.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites both existing and potential exporters to apply for an Exporter Development Training Programme. The purpose of the training is
to prepare small and medium enterprises for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets. Read more
Electronic registration for the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
From 1 May 2017, all applications for registration and import and export permits for the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction will be processed
through a new electronic system. Read more
Final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, 2017
The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) published a Government Notice relating to the Final Credit Life Insurance Regulations on 9 February 2017. These regulations will come
into effect on 10 August 2017.
- Gazette No. 40606
Rebate offerings to the steel industry
the dti would like to make the downstream steel industry aware and encourage applications of the
following ITAC rebate offerings:
Rebate item 470.03 provides for a full waiver of customs duty on imported goods for use in the
manufacture of goods exclusively for export; and
Rebate item 521.00 provides a full refund of customs duty on imported goods used in the
manufacture of goods exclusively for export.
The Special Economic Zones Act, No. 16 of 2014 (the Act) commenced by Presidential Proclamation on 9 February 2016. The Act introduces a new regulatory framework for the planning, design,
development, management and operations of Special Economic Zones. This new regulatory framework replaces the old regulatory framework for Industrial Development Zones, which was based on the
Industrial Development Zones Regulations.
Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Industrial Development Zones in terms of Section 39 of the SEZ Act No. 16 of 2014 (the Act) and regulations made in terms of the Act.
Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP)
The Incubation Support Programme (ISP) has been replaced by the Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP) which aims to support partnership between big business
and emerging suppliers to develop capacity to supply manufactured goods.
Please note: The Incubation Support Programme will no longer accept new applications.
Final prohibition on the use of certain EU names of products: SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
South Africa (SA) and the European Union (EU) has concluded a Protocol on Geographical Indications (GIs) and Trade in Wines and Spirits as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement signed
on 10 June 2016 in Kasane, Botswana. In terms of this Protocol, South Africa agreed to protect EU GIs listed in Annex I to the Protocol. Read more
the dti Export Help Desk
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has established an Export Help Desk at the dti Campus in Pretoria to provide South African firms - small, medium and large enterprises -
with export information and advice. The objective of the help desk is to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours. Read more
Notice of B-BBEE compliance requirements for all incentive programmes.
This notice serves to address the introduction of a minimum standard of compliance to the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, 2013 across all of the Incentive
Development and Administration Division (IDAD) programmes. Read more
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations
The Minister of Trade and Industry published the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations relating to the administration and implementation of the Broad-Based Black
Economic Empowerment Act and the functions of the Commission. Gazette No. 40053
Determination of Application, Registration and Renewal Fees Regulations
The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Government Notice relating to the Determination of Application, Registration and Renewal Fees Regulations, on 11 May 2016
- Gazette No. 39981
Determination of a Threshold for Credit Provider Registration
The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Government Notice relating to the Determination of a Threshold for Credit Provider Registration, on the 11 May 2016
- Gazette No. 39981
Important Notice for Black Industrialist Programme
This notice serves to inform applicants of the Black Industrialist Scheme (BIS) that, in terms of paragraph 2.2 and 2.3 of the BIS Guidelines, they must first contact
the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to be allocated an enquiry number before submitting an application. Read more
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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.