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Conor Burns celebrates 2,000 year old Tunisian trade links

Speech at the Tunisia-UK Trade and Investment Forum on opportunities for trade between the UK and Tunisia

By Conor Burns Good morning friends. Thank you, Louise de Sousa, Ambassador to Tunis. Thank you for the invitation to join you this morning. On behalf of the Her Majesty’s Government, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Mr Abassi, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, and…

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Northern healthcare firms target new opportunities in Africa

Health sector businesses from the Northern Powerhouse could benefit from new export opportunities across Africa thanks to a recent trade mission led by Department for International Trade (DIT)

Businesses including Yorkshire’s Sunflower Medical and Medasil were amongst 16 firms from the north that travelled to trade fair Africa Health 2019 in South Africa as part of a mission organised by DIT and Medilink UK, the UK’s largest association of Life Sciences and Medical Technology companies. This comes as…

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Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy makes her 10th visit to Angola

Baroness Northover visited Angola to discuss trade, investment and sustainable development

The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Angola and Zambia, Baroness Lindsay Northover, arrived in Luanda on 29 May for a 3 day visit to Angola. She held talks with senior members of the Angolan government, members of the business community, private sector and Chevening Alumni which discussed trade and investment, and the…

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Uganda's Ministry of Agriculture signs memorandum of understanding (MoU) with 2 UK companies

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) partners with M/S Alvan Blanch and Colas Ltd to improve post harvest processing systems in Uganda

The joint venture between M/S Alvan Blanch Development Company and Colas Limited will manufacture, supply, install and commission multiple post-harvest processing systems. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will also include delivery of related training and construction of associated infrastructure. This will supplement other already initiated partnerships created by government to…

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UK using mining heritage to secure sustainable development in Africa

Department for International Trade (DIT) panel discussion at Africa's biggest mining conference, Mining Indaba, encourages a responsible approach to mining

On the 6 February 2019, visitors to the biggest mining conference in Africa, Mining Indaba, were invited to an industry dialogue between important figures in mining, agriculture, finance and government. This panel discussion, hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) aimed to: •  forge a holistic, responsible approach…

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Joint statement on UK and Eastern and Southern Africa EPA

Officials present were able to conclude technical discussions on wording to ensure operability of a new replicated agreement, subject to final internal consultations

Senior trade officials from the United Kingdom (UK) and Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) States met in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 6 to 7 September to continue discussions to maintain the current trade relationship between the UK and the ESA countries after the UK leaves the EU. The UK and ESA states from Madagascar,…

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Prime Minister announces ambition for UK to be largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022

The ambition was announced alongside a range of measures to boost trade between the UK and Africa and encourage UK investment in the region, including the creation of a new Africa Investors Board

The government has set a new ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022, the Prime Minister has announced as part of a visit to promote economic ties with the continent. The ambition was announced alongside a range of measures to boost trade between…