Trade and/or Commercial Agreements between South Africa and Zimbabwe and Financial Obligations in respect of these Agreements that Zimbabwe has towards South Africa
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
QUESTION NO: 1179
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 20 OF 27 JUNE 2008
Mrs P de Lille (ID) to ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
(1) Which trade and/or commercial agreements with Zimbabwe are still in operation?
(2) whether Zimbabwe has met and is meeting its financial obligations to the Republic in respect of these agreements; if not, (a) what amount it owes South Africa at present and (b) what steps is the Government taking to recover the outstanding amounts; if so, what are the relevant details? NW1920E
The Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe signed a Bilateral Trade Agreement on 30 November 1964 and on 31 July 1986 there was an Exchange of Notes to amend the Agreement. This Agreement is still in force.
(2) The above-mentioned Trade Agreement does not have any financial implications, hence there is no amount of money owed to South Africa.