List of benefits
Quick lead time from South Africa to Europe via Sea freight (18-25 days only).
Most products manufactured in South Africa do not attract customs duties and tariffs in Europe.
High availability of shipping volume throughout the year.
Sea freight and air freight prices from South Africa are exceptionally stable.
South Africa is in the same time zone as most of Europe.
Daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to most major airports in the world.
Overnight flights to most international centers facilitate next day deliveries.
|Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018||Ranking|
|Strength of auditing and reporting standards||1|
|Financing through local equity market||1|
|Financial services meeting business needs||2|
|Soundness of banks||2|
|Efficacy of corporate boards||3|
|Regulation of securities exchanges||3|
|Effectiveness of anti-monopoly policy||7|
|Efficiency of legal framework in settling disputes||9|
|Efficiency of legal framework in challenging regulations||10|
|Quality of air transport infrastructure||10|
|Judicial Independence||Top Quartile|
|Strength of investor protection||Top Quartile|
|Extent of staff training||Top Quartile|
|Property rights||Top Quartile|
|Intellectual property protection||Top Quartile|
|Quality of roads||Top Quartile|
|Goods market efficiency||Top Quartile|
|Buyer sophistication||Top Quartile|
|Financial market development||Top Quartile|
|Firm-level technology absorption||Top Quartile|
|Capacity for innovation||Top Quartile|
|Quality of scientific research institutions||Top Quartile|