Guide to investing in South Africa
International Trade Agreements: South Africa’s preferential market access agreements


This Agreement is a wide-ranging preferential arrangement regulating mine labour, railway and port matters and trade. A limited number of Mozambican goods receive tariff preference from South Africa, subject to quotas.


Consensus on a new trade Agreement was reached in August 1996. In terms of which tariff and quota levels on textile imports into South Africa will be lowered. The Agreement also extends to a large number of other products, certain quotas for agricultural products are in place.