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Draft Ease of Doing Business Bill Drawn Up


Parliament A draft private member’s bill designed to provide for the assessment of regulatory measures developed by the executive, members and committees of parliament and self-regulatory bodies is in the…

Draft Public Procurement Bill Under the Spotlight


Department of Trade and Industry The Draft Public Procurement Bill creates an opportunity to strengthen compliance on local content and the leveraging of public procurement to support transformation and economic…

CIPC to De-Activate Third Party Channel


Department of Trade and Industry The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) plans to de-activate the Third Party Channel. The trade and industry department announced the decision in Government Gazette…

Export Tax on Scrap Metal Under the Spotlight


Department of Economic Development The effective date of implementation of the envisaged Export Tax on Scrap Metal will depend on the parliamentary tax process during 2020. The economic development department…

Intellectual Property Laws Act Regulations in the Pipeline


Department of Trade and Industry Regulations to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act (IPLAA) of 2013 will be developed during 2020/21. The trade and industry department announced this during a…

ITAC Applies to Remove Customs Duty on Tinplate


International Trade Administration Commission The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) has applied to have the general rate of customs duty on tinplate reduced from 10% ad valorem…