TAG: Import

Keeping Up Standards

Keeping Up Standards

Standards are an important quality protection and monitoring tool for consumer goods, amongst other things. They are there to help government ensure that consumers are assured that products sold have been tested and approved for safe and durable usage, and the products in question will bear a seal of approval if they meet set standards. Standards can be quite useful in the fight against pollution and general environmental damage, in particular standards relating to electronic goods. Many of the electronic products imported by African countries are manufactured overseas, more often than not, the importing states are not privy to durability… read more

Bulk Importation of Booze Causes Concern

South African Wine Industry

South African wines are reknowned the world over. Wine makers particularly of the Western Cape region of South Africa export wines to numerous overseas territories. The way in which wine has been exported over the years is being challenged by the United Kingdom one of the biggest importers of South African wine, on environmental grounds. In past years, wines have primarily been exported by South Africa already bottled. The South African Fruit and Wine Industry Initiative reports that South Africa exports 412 million liters of wine every year, with 10% – 15% of that exported to the UK alone. In… read more

Ethical Coffee

Ethical coffee

Coffee is one of the biggest export/import commodities in the world and behind petroleum, coffee is the second most traded product in the world. Despite its popularity, coffee is not free of problems. There are ethical problems, as well as environmental and social issues at play. The most common strands of coffee in the world are Arabica and Robusta. Most of the ethical problems in today‚Äôs coffee industry occur with this poor quality coffee, which end up in the instant coffee jar. Instant coffee is a big business that allow the companies that produce it to purchase massive quantities which… read more