South Africa: Exporter Guide

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SF2023-0048
South Africa is an important market for agricultural products from the United States. The country is a favorable site for enterprises due to its developing market, which facilitates the effective transportation of both imported and domestically produced agricultural products to major urban centers and the greater Southern Africa region. South Africa's commercial agriculture business is extremely diversified and self-sufficient in most basic products, apart from wheat, rice, and poultry, although the country remains open for imports from the United States. South African consumers' willingness to try new products and rising demand for imported goods because of changes in health-conscious eating and drinking habits have created opportunities for U.S. agricultural exports in specialized food and beverage categories, but American exporters face challenges such as local suppliers with trade partnerships with other countries and the volatile exchange rate.

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