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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Roadshow to China to Attract Investments to SEZs will begin in May

Minister Davies added that China was not only South Africa’s largest trading partner, but it has also emerged in recent years as a significant investor in both infrastructure and industrial projects in South Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Strategic Cooperation that was signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Bank of China in Sandton today, will bear immediate fruits when a roadshow is undertaken to China to…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa and Oman Commit to Enhance Trade Relations

Total trade between the two countries remained fairly consistent over the last five years and stood at R 5.9 billion in 2016, with Oman enjoying a trade surplus of R 4.7 billion, which is largely due to oil imports

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Omani counterpart, Dr Ali Bin Masoud Al-Sunaidy addressed the SA – Oman Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg, today. The two Ministers committed themselves to ensure that overall trade and investment relations between the two countries are enhanced. The Ministers…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Committed to Work with Nigeria for a Better Africa in a Better World

This was said by the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni

South Africa is committed to work with Nigeria for a better Africa in a better world. This was said by the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni. Mnguni was speaking at a welcoming session for the South African business delegation which arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday,…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe

The responsibility is upon captains of industry to ensure that the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality are addressed in the continent. This was said by the Director of Export Promotions at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Seema Sardha. She was speaking during an investment…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Fourteen Furniture Designers Showcasing Their Designs at Durban Decorex

These designers received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti)

Fourteen (14) furniture designers from different provinces are currently showcasing their designs at the Durban Decorex, taking place in Durban from 18-21 March 2017. These designers received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti). According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti to Lead a Business Delegation to Ghana and Nigeria

The mission forms part of the dti’s objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a business delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria from 20-25 March 2017. The mission forms part of the dti’s objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services.…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The Outcomes of the Inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London

The meeting confirmed the commitment of both parties to ensure that there is no interruption in the trade between South Africa and the UK as result of Brexit

The inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting that was held in London, United Kingdom has highlighted the importance to diversify and deepen intra-Commonwealth trade and investment. The aim of the Trade Ministers meeting was to identify areas of future trade and investment cooperation among the Commonwealth countries and to set the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa is UK’s Investment Destination

0% of British businesses are of the view that the Government should prioritise trade with South Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has arrived back in South Africa from London, United Kingdom where he attended the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers meeting. Minister Davies says South Africa’s investor confidence received a boost with the release of the results of a survey by the Royal…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Government Prioritises Creation of Vibrant Export Culture to Increase Capability and Capacity

According to the Director of Export Development at the dti, Mr Vusi Mweli, for South African companies to become globally competitive, they have to know what they are up against on the international market when it comes to offering products or services as their foreign counterpart in the same market

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) hosted the Exporter Development Training in Pretoria earlier today. The purpose of the training was to prepare small medium enterprises (SMEs) for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets.  According to the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Minister Davies Congratulates Merchants on the iSelect Launch

Merchants, which has multiple locations in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria have been one of the pioneers in developing and supporting South Africa’s Business Process Offshoring value proposition over the last fourteen years

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies congratulates Merchants on the launch of a new Australian Offshore Business Process Services (BPS) campaign iSelect which will be serviced from Cape Town. iSelect is Australia’s market leader for online insurance, utilities and personal finance comparison. Minster Davies is pleased to…