South Africa-s Trade mission to Ethiopia 17th to 19th of July 2017

The South African Embassy is pleased to inform the public about the Trade Mission from the City of Cape Town, South Africa, which is scheduled to arrive in Ethiopia on the 16th of July 2017.  The purpose of the Trade Mission is to explore trade opportunities in this market also mindful of the dateline for concluding the Continental Free Trade Area negotiations, December 2017, is soon approaching. While receiving another South African Trade Mission in Ethiopia in March 2016, Ambassador Ntshinga aptly observed:

A country that has been experiencing double digit growth over the passing decade and massive infrastructure development programme, Ethiopia is a place to invest in and trade with… My government stands ready to support the initiatives that the Ethiopian government have identified as we seek to bolster investment and bilateral trade which pale in significance when compared to that of our competitors.

The business delegation will be led by the Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Ms Patricia de Lille, and the delegation will meet with senior officials in government, government agencies, and captains of industry. Sectors and Industries covered by the South African firms include:

Agriculture/Agro-processed products: fruits; wine; organic fertilizer.

Manufacturing: Food and beverage; automotive parts and components; security products; FMCG; furniture; protective clothing; personal care products; agricultural non-woven cloths and woven sacks for fruit, vegetables, onions, potatoes, and grain; Engineering equipment.

Services: Integrated, innovative electronic commerce solutions.

Entrance is free and for more information on the Trade Mission contact Mr Thabo Chauke, Counsellor for Economic Affairs, at the South African Embassy:

Telephone number: +251 92-273-9017

E-mail: Chaukej@dirco.gov.za