South Africa’s International Trade Administration Commission said it plans a further probe into the poultry association’s request to raise tariffs on chicken imports to as much as 82 percent before making a recommendation.
South Africa’s government asked antitrust regulators to stop Kansai Paint Co. ’s takeover of Freeworld Coatings Ltd. , the second foreign purchase authorities in Africa’s largest economy have tried to block this year.
South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry plans to intervene in Kansai Paint Co.’s takeover of Freeworld Coatings Ltd. on grounds of public interest, Business Day reported, citing Kansai’s legal adviser, Jean Meijer.
The French government is weighing options including an investment in Alcatel-Lucent SA as it looks to protect the unprofitable network equipment maker’s patents, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.
South Africa’s government will back a request by farmers for preferential access to European markets for its sugar exports, Business Day said, citing Department of Trade and Industry spokesman, Charles Mnisi.