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Business Urged to Monitor Free-Trade Deals Closely
The National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) urged the business community yesterday to aggressively interrogate government’s action on job security and on the free-trade agreements that were being concluded with other countries.
Why SA and the US need each other
"In many ways, South Africa’s role in sub-Saharan Africa is analogous to the role of the US in the world." — US Ambassador Jendayi E Frazer
COSATU wants bilateral trade moratorium
The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday called for a moratorium on all South Africa’s current bilateral trade agreements, and renewed its plea to the government to consistently pursue economic and trade policies that prioritise job retention and creation.
EU-SA trade deal set for a tune-up
It has been almost five years since SA and the European Union (EU) last sealed a bilateral trade agreement and the current deal comes up for review in November.
SA business oblivious to impact of FTAs
South African businesses are asleep as to how Free Trade Agreements (FTA) would impact on their business and their competitive position, says Standard Bank group economist Iraj Abedian.