<vote /> South Africa has engaged Zimbabwe over its import restrictions which are meant to boost local industry, saying such a move had negative implications on intra-regional trade.
In a statement released on Sunday, South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry spokesperson, Sidwell Medupe that the South African government had engaged the Zimbabwean government said because of the adverse impact on its exporters.
Part of the statement reads
“On behalf of the South African government, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies has been engaging the Zimbabwean government bilaterally and through the Sadc structures to find an amicable solution that is in accordance with Zimbabwe’s obligations of the Sadc Protocol on Trade, while at the same time being sensitive to Zimbabwe’s industrial development and balance of payments challenges”
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