Guide to investing in South Africa
International Trade Agreements: Current trade negotiations

South Africa is a strong proponent of the principles of multilateralism, transparency and inclusiveness. We regard multilateralism as a necessary intergovernmental response to manage the challenges of globalisation and deepening interdependence among economies and societies around the world. 

The current playing field in world trade is still highly uneven and biased against developing countries’ interests. In the WTO, South Africa therefore remains committed to concluding a Development Round based on the mandate agreed to in Doha. South Africa has built alliances with other like-minded developing countries to resist an outcome that is unfair, un-mandated and anti-development.