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Newsletter 07/25/13
Issue302 Vol.13 Number08
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OUR FEATURED COUNTRY: South Africa
During a recent trip to Africa, from June 26th to July 3rd 2013, U.S. President Obama visited South Africa, the continentís largest economy with a GDP of 384 billion USD in 2012. South Africa is the only African country visited by Obama to enjoy a trade surplus with the United States (1.1 billion USD in 2012) and is their second largest trading partner behind Nigeria.

In 2012, U.S. imports from South Africa amounted to 8.7 billion USD (8,5% decrease in 2011) while U.S. exports to 7.6 billion USD (4% increase 2011). More than half of U.S. imports were passenger vehicles, precious stones and metals, South Africa having one of the largest mining industries in the world. Cars and industrial equipment are among the main products exported by the United States to South Africa.

Trade relations between South Africa and the United States took a new turn in 2000 with the adoption by the U.S. Congress and Senate of the Opportunity Act, by which the U.S. government has expanded the trade benefits of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks to this agreement, approximately 97% of South African exports enter the U.S. without duties, making South African products more attractive on a highly competitive U.S. market.

During his visit to South Africa, the U.S. president declared that he would like to increase trade with the African continent. Itís true that the middle class in Africa is growing. A recent report by the African Development Bank established that the African middle class is expected to triple within the next 50 years, to reach nearly 1 billion people; providing new opportunities for American consumer products. In turn, this will increase trade with countries who formally benefited from development aid while also showing the changing strategy by the United States who is starting to look at Africa as major global trading partner.

Nearly 600 U.S. companies are currently operating in South Africa for a total annual turnover estimated at 9 billion USD.

> View our complete country profile for South Africa
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MORE USEFUL LINKS

Doing business with South Africa:
> Doing Business in South Africa: Country Commercial Guide
> South Africa Highlights 2013 - Deloitte
> Embassy of the United States in South Africa
> African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
> Doing Business: data for South Africa

More information about relations between U.S. and South Africa:
> The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa
> Trade in Goods with South Africa
> U.S. – South Africa Business Council
> The U.S. Commercial Service in South Africa
> The U.S.-South Africa Relations

MARKET STUDIES
Facts & figures about food & beverages industry in South Africa

The results presented in this publication are derived from the monthly survey of the food and beverages industry. This survey is based on a sample drawn from the 2012 business sampling frame (BSF) that contains businesses registered for value added tax (VAT).
MORE MARKET STUDIES ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

> Motor trade sales
> Building statistics of the private sector
> Life Sciences Sector

TRADESHOWS & EVENTS
Business Opportunities and Fanchise Expo

Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo offers Franchisors and Small and Medium Enterprises from around the country an unrivalled opportunity to meet potential partners, suppliers, customers and investors. It also is a great way to hone your business skills by sharing and comparing ideas with highly motivated entrepreneurs just like you.
MORE TRADESHOWS & EVENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

> AFRIWATER 2013
> IFEA
> BAUMA AFRICA 2013
> INTERMODAL AFRICA SOUTH 2013
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TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS
SAMSA

The organisation’s objective is to lead and champion South Africa’s maritime interests as custodians and stewards of maritime policy, vigorous promoters of the maritime sector and giving full and complete effect to our obligations for the benefit of all stakeholders.
MORE TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

> SouthAfrica.info
> Transnet
> Ports and ships
> The Road freight Association

BUSINESS DIRECTORIES AND TRADE INFORMATION
SA Business Directory

South Africa Business Directory is one of South Africa’s largest business directories. South Africa Business Directory is extremely user friendly, providing you with a search facility that is comprehensive yet quick and easy.
MORE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

> South African Business Directory
> South Africa Online Business Directory
> Yalwa Business Directory
> Business-Index.co
> DMOZ Open Directory-Business and Economy-South Africa

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> ProCure Optimus Solutions an expert in Agents and Representation in South Africa
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