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Suspension of the Affordability Assessment Regulations

The Minister has suspended the implementation and enforcement of the Affordability Assessment Regulations for a period of six (6) calendar months effective from 13 March 2015. Government Gazette No. 39127

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.

  • Click here for the 2015/16 National Pavilion List.
  • Click here for the 2016/17 National Pavilion List.

Outward Selling and Investment Mission in the Republic of Ghana - Deputy Minister Masina

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina, is leading a delegation of South African businesspeople for the Outward Selling and Investment Mission from 17-19 August 2015 in Accra Ghana.

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 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

Call for Comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill

The current policy revision is based on the need to bring the copyright legislation in line with the digital era and developments at a multilateral level. The universal purpose of copyright is to reward and incentivise creators of knowledge and art. The purpose of the Bill is to increase access to knowledge, access to education, learning materials for nationals and persons with disabilities. The creative industry particularly musicians, are vulnerable to abuses by users of their Intellectual Property and the Bill seeks to redress this matter. The closing date for comments is 16 September 2015. Read More

Showcase Your Products at the South African National Pavilions and Increase Your Exports

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) extends an invitation to South African exporters to submit applications to participate and showcase their products at International Pavilions.

Fluorspar Beneficiation Opportunity to produce Fluorochemicals in South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with Department of Science and Technology, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Pelchem are driving a fluorochemical expansion initiative (FEI) programme, that aims to develop the SA fluorochemical industry by leveraging the country's rich fluorspar reserves in line with the government beneficiation strategy and a multipronged approach to mineral beneficiation. the dti invites private industrialists, manufacturers and investors to undertake fluorochemical projects that will support this initiative and in the process apply for the dti incentives and other financial assistance through IDC. Read More

Practice Note - Trading Hours for Distributors and Delivery of Liquor

This practice note is issued to clarify how the National Liquor Authority (NLA) within the Department of Trade and Industry will implement the Norms and Standards and Regulation 21 of Liquor Amendment Regulations of 2013 in relation to the trading hours for distributors. 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 and additional claim procedures effective from 3 August 2015. Read more

Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill

The promotion and protection of Investment Bill has been tabled in Parliament on 28 July 2015 following an extensive public consultation process. The Bill seeks to promote investments and clarify the level of protection that an investor may expect in the Republic of South Africa and ensure that South Africa remains open to foreign investment. The Bill also aims to confirm Government's right to pursue constitutionally-driven national development objectives and recognises the right of governments to regulate in the public interest. In addition, it promotes a balance between the rights and obligations of investors, and provides clarity for the standards of protection applied to investment.

Fraudulent Requests for Quotations

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) would like members of the public to be aware of fraudulent RFQs being solicited by individuals identifying themselves as Ms Nomsa Bengu, Ms Khanyie Nkosi, Ms Zinhle Khumalo or Ms Buhle and claiming to be officials of the dti, employed in Supply Chain Management. These individuals are not employed by the department. Read more

DM Masina takes the dti to the factories

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina, recently visited Gauteng-based factories Naledi Inhlanganiso and Plasma Cut as part of the “Taking the dti to the Factories” campaign. The campaign offers the principals of the dti an opportunity to visit companies to assess the impact of the funding they have received from the department as well as those that have shown the potential for growth and would qualify for such support.

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

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

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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 For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.


Outward Selling Mission to Lagos, Nigeria
Allow me to express my gratitude on the hospitality shown to me and my delegation since our arrival in Nigeria.
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Outward Selling Mission in the Republic of Ghana
It is an honor for me to address this distinguished audience.  I would like to thank the government and the people of Ghana for the warm hospitality that has been extended to me and my delegation since we arrived in Accra.
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IBM SA Equity Equivalent Programme Launch in Midrand
Please receive our sincere regards for having been invited to today’s important gathering and to share a few remarks with you. We are gathered today for the launch of IBMSA’s implementation plan but also as part of our on-going efforts to promote the Equity Equivalent Programme as an alternative for doing B-BBEE ownership for qualifying multinationals.
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Taking the dti to factories in Uthungulu District Municipality
On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry, I wish to express gratitude for being afforded the opportunity to address today’s gathering. As the department we always appreciate invitations to come and engage with important stakeholders about the work that we do.
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Manufacturing Indaba at Emperors Palace, Gauteng
I wish to express my thanks and humility, on behalf of our government, for having been extended the opportunity today to address this important forum. It is among our important approaches to governance that we constantly share ideas with all sections of society on matters of national importance. Our intention is to share our strategic plans with the public and to draw what are obviously valuable insights from members of the public, industry and other stakeholders.
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Public Inputs and Criticism Will Lead to a Prosperous and Healthy Copyright Act
The Chief Director of Legislative Drafting at Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Dr Ria Nonyana-Mokabane says inputs and raw criticism received from the public during the Copyright Amendment Bill public comment period will lead to a healthy and more improved Copyright Act that will change the lives of South African artists. She was speaking at the Copyright Amendment Bill Conference that was held at Birchwood Hotel, yesterday.
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Minister Davies Approves ITAC Recommendation for Tariff Increases of Steel and Products with Conditions
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the recommendation by the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) that the rate of customs duty on zinc-coated/galvanised steel, aluminium-zinc coated steel and colour coated steel be increased from free of duty to 10% ad valorem. (These are classified under tariff subheadings 7210.41, 7210.49, 7212.30, 7210.61, 7210.90, 7225.99, 7210.70 and 7212.40.) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) bound rate for all the eight tariff subheadings is 10% ad valorem.
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Time to Elevate and Improve the Copyright Regime is Now - Netshitenzhe
The time to elevate and improve the copyright regime in South Africa has come. This was said by the Chief Director of Policy and Legislation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr MacDonald Netshitenzhe. He was addressing the Copyright Amendment Bill conference in Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg yesterday.
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We Must Unlock the Potential of the Creative Industry - Ntuli
The South African creative industry has a potential that we all need to work together and unlock. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Consumer and Corporate Regulation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Zodwa Ntuli. She was speaking at the Copyright Amendment Bill conference held in Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg today.
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the dti Re-Launches Support Programme for Industrial Innovation 
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies re-launched the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) at the Innovation Summit held in Cape Town today. SPII, which has assisted many enterprises, was designed to promote technology development in South Africa’s industry, through the provision of financial assistance for the development of innovative products and/or processes.
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