China seeks to strengthen trade ties with South Africa

China seeks to strengthen trade ties with South Africa

André van der Vyver comments on grain trade to China in an interview with China Global Television Network (CGTN). Watch the interview here >
Wheat Import Tariff Reference Price Revision and Implementation Methodology

Wheat Import Tariff Reference Price Revision and Implementation Methodology

SACOTA has compiled and released a report on the decisions taken by the Wheat Forum Steering Committee (WFSC) during a meeting held yesterday (8 May 2024). Read more >
The Lila Casablanca off-loading yellow maize in Cape Town

SA imports yellow maize – first vessel in five years off-loading in Cape Town

SACOTA provides an update on the recent yellow maize imports and future prospects. Read more >
André van der Vyver comments on the South African soybean market

André van der Vyver comments on the South African soybean market (Landbousake, 6 April 2024)

Anika de Beer spoke on 6 April 2024, in Landbousake with André van der Vyver about the South African soybean market. Watch the interview here >
Egypt opens up as market for SA maize and soybean exports

Egypt opens up as market for SA maize and soybean exports

SACOTA members gained access to the Egyptian market for maize and soybeans exports after their Foreign Agricultural Relations and Plant Quarantine signed off on 12 March 2024. To learn more read SACOTA’s April 2024 Newsletter: Volume 07, 2024.
SACOTA opens market for soybean exports to Indonesia

SACOTA opens market for soybean exports to Indonesia

After working with DALLRD and industry for more than 2 years, SACOTA has opened the market to enable South African traders to export soybeans to Indonesia. For more information read SACOTA’s April 2024 Newsletter: Volume 07, 2024.

The NPPO of Egypt delegation leaves South Africa impressed

SACOTA, in collaboration with DALRRD, hosted two delegates from the NPPO of Egypt, Mr Islam Aboelela and Moustafa Tolba, from 25 – 29 February 2024. During their visit, the delegates participated in a series of strategic meetings with DALRRD and key industry stakeholders. Read more >
DALRRD - Maize grading regulations changed

Maize grading regulations changed

The proposed maize grading regulations were gazetted on Friday, 16 February 2024. Read more >
South Africa’s first ever China-bound soybean export vessel sets sail

South Africa’s first ever China-bound soybean export vessel sets sail

South Africa has shipped its first bulk soybean vessel to China. The shipment was arranged by Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods and SACOTA member. Read more >
Kenya to accept GM cereals and oilseeds

Kenya to accept GM cereals and oilseeds

A group representing small-scale farmers in Kenya has lost its court battle to stop genetically modified (GM) food being imported or grown in the country. Read more >