The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites companies to participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Zambia which will be held from 26 – 28 July 2017 in Lusaka, Zambia.
The mission aims to advance the commitments made in December last year by the Heads of State of both countries during the state visit to South Africa by the Zambian President Edgar Lungu, where both countries agreed to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations. The mission will present an ideal platform for South African companies who would like to export value-added products, and services as well as companies which are looking for investment opportunities and joint-venture partnerships in Zambia.
According to the Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies, the mission will further enable South African companies to interact with leading private sector entities from agro-processing, agribusiness, infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, energy, tourism mining and capital equipment, amongst others.
“South Africa remains committed to the regional integration agenda as espoused in Agenda 2063, and platforms of this nature afford us the opportunity to not only consolidate political ties but also to create the much needed value chains, skills and technology transfer and employment generation required to give effect to our economic ambitions,” adds Minister Davies.
Minister Davies highlights that this platform realises the objective of strengthening both economic and political relations between South Africa and Zambia. Zambia is one of South Africa’s top five trade partners in the SADC region with total trade in 2016 amounting to R33 billion.
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