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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: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

USTDA Connects U.S. Industry to Business Opportunities in Ghana

This project advances the goals of Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative to increase electricity access across sub-Saharan Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant today to the Ghanaian company, Buipe Solar Limited, in support of a feasibility study for a 20 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in northern Ghana. Ghana has tremendous solar energy potential, and this project will help the country capitalize on that potential.…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Saudi Arabia takes steps to boost trade with TIR – the global customs transit system

The country’s accession to TIR will open new road corridors along the spine of the Arabian Gulf – transforming the trade potential of the region

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today its decision to accede to the global customs transit system for moving goods across international borders – the United Nations TIR Convention – (www.IRU.org/tir) and to make the system operational in 2017. Due to its strategic location, the KSA is the critical link…

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: Zambia High Commission in the United Kingdom |

Zambia Tourism Roadshow in the UK

The roadshow was borne out of the fact that there is a recognition that it is important to provide detailed product information to travel consultants and their product managers to enable them effectively sell the various Zambian tourism products

The Zambia Tourism Agency in partnership with KAMAGEO a hugely dynamic and vibrant tourism Public Relations and Marketing Company dedicated to increasing tourism to Africa, last week coordinated one of the most successful trade roadshow in the United Kingdom. The roadshow was borne out of the fact that there is…

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…