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Protective Writs: No Protection against Change in Ownership

The Supreme Court of Appeal has recently addressed a very important point in our Admiralty Law. Specifically, whether or not a protective writ can protect a creditor’s maritime claim where there has been a valid change in ownership of a vessel between the time when the writ is issued and when the writ is served …

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South Africa Remains Eligible for Benefits under AGOA

South Africa has narrowly avoided suspension from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (“AGOA”). On 14 March 2016 President Obama issued a proclamation revoking South Africa’s impending suspension from AGOA. This comes on the back of a proclamation signed by President Obama on 11 January 2016 requiring the entry of U.S. poultry into South Africa …

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New Protection of Investment Act – The Implications for Foreign Investors

President Zuma and Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies placed a lot of emphasis on South African investment opportunities at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, reassuring investors that South Africa is open for business. What President Zuma did not mention to the Forum was that on the 13th of December 2015 he signed …

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SA Agricultural Exporters May Lose Valuable US AGOA Benefits

US President Barack Obama yesterday released a letter in which he announced his intent to suspend the duty-free treatment for all South African AGOA-eligible exports in the agricultural sector within 60 days from the date of his letter. The reason for this drastic step is South Africa’s continuous non-compliance with the eligibility requirements of AGOA. …

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