South Africa’s auto industry is having a mixed reaction to the proposed lowering of tariffs on imported vehicles in line with the creation of a free trade area in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Analysts say the domestic motor industry will face increased competition resulting from the lowering of tariffs. A gradual lowering of the tariffs will make it easier for new and used car dealers to export to any of the SADC member-states, they say. Up to now, ...

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