John Purchase, chief executive of Agbiz, said nontariff barriers, such as sanitary regulations, were often a greater barrier to trade than tariffs. “People are looking to use that as barriers to entry and South Africa is a part of that.”
19.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news
Real GDP at market prices for the first quarter of 2015 increased by an annualised rate of 1,3%. This was well below Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's GDP growth forecast for 2015 of 2% during his budget speech. At the time, Lindie Stroebel, agribusiness intelligence manager at Agbiz, told Farmer's Weekly that growth would probably not be much higher than 1,4%
12.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news
Grain SA members, government officials, agricultural role players and other interested parties gathered on 4 and 5 March at NAMPO Park for the annual Grain SA Congress. The theme, “Sustainable grain production during the process of land reform”, promised to highlight important discussion points and encourage lively debate.
- Harvest SA
10.06.2015 / Agbiz in the news