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South African Citrus Growers’ Association happy with UK agreement

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 17, 2019
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The South African Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) has warmly welcomed the new trade deal between Southern African countries and the UK government.

Topics: South Africa citrus UK

“The announcement by the UK government of a continuity agreement post Brexit is appreciated given present uncertainties,” the group stated. “The CGA would like to thank the UK, and the South African and eSwatini (Swaziland) and governments for concluding this agreement.”

The CGA informed its growers of a UK government announcement on Tuesday that it had initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M), that would allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.

It marked the end of formal trade discussions and the UK-SACU+M Economic Partnership Agreement will be subject to final checks before it is formally signed.

The UK government said the agreement would allow businesses to continue to trade on preferential terms with South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Mozambique. “It also supports the economic development of these Commonwealth partners laying the foundations for new trade and investment in the future.”


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