Describes trade agreements this country is a party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
The South African Reserve Bank approves currency exchanges.
Imports The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) is empowered to regulate, prohibit, or ration imports to South Africa in the national interests, but most goods may be imported into South Africa without any restrictions.
As a matter of government policy, the South African Government is aiming to open its market further to increase trade and to develop more competitive domestic industries. However, in 2006, the South African Government made exceptions to this approach to protect the labor-intensive garment industry. During 2020, the South African authorities enacted emergency measure to restrict all movement of goods and persons due to the Covid-19 pandemic; these have since been partially lifted.