South Africa’s International Trade Administration Bill

South Africa has become more focused on securing trade agreements with the European Union as well as nations in Asia and South America as a means of widening their electronic commerce efforts. With South Africa’s membership in the World Trade Organization as its grounding, they have attempted to reduce their tariffs and eliminate non-tariff trade restrictions as a means of making a presence in the economic market. The International Trade Administration Bill has the effect of radically effecting South Africa’s international trade market.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the penalties for violation of the Act?
What have been the concerns about this legislation?

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