road transport

The dozen agencies that keep the country moving

Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth, ensuring goods and people move swiftly and safely to their destinations. We list the 12...

Press release: Brand South Africa seeks to strengthen ties with Singapore

Singaporean businesses, it has been found, do not see South Africa as a viable investment destination. Brand South Africa looked to change that during a...

Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa

Algerian ambassador to South Africa Abd-El-Naceur Belaid called for stronger economic partnerships between Algeria and South Africa at an Algeria-South Africa trade and investment...

Import, distribution and sales in South Africa

South Africa offers foreign suppliers a variety of methods to distribute and sell their products, including using an agent or distributor, selling through established wholesalers or dealers, selling directly to department stores or other retailers, or establishing a branch or subsidiary with its own sales force.
Import sectors

Key South African import areas

While South Africa produces many products of world-class quality for export, it is also a major importer of diverse products from most countries. From pharmaceuticals to telecommunications, South Africa is an advanced consumer of the latest on offer from international sources.

Regulations for importers

South Africa has a fully open market for importers. As a member of the World Trade Organisation, it follows the Harmonised System of import classification. Find out more about permits, trade agreements and border management.

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