DTI invites SA companies to showcase themselves internationally

8 April 2015 News

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is encouraging South African companies to join it as it participates in national and international exhibitions, trade shows and pavilions in different countries to promote market access and showcase South African products and services. This forms part of the department’s strategy to promote value-added goods and services abroad by broadening the export base, increasing market share in targeted high-growth markets and sustaining market share in traditional markets.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says South African companies are once again invited to participate in these exhibitions for the new financial year 2015/16 which starts in April 2015. He adds that the department will again continue to lead business delegations in the different sectors to partake in these platforms to ensure that its objective of improving trade between South Africa and the world is realised.

According to Davies, part of the department’s mandate is to contribute towards the positioning of South Africa as a reliable trade partner by expanding the exporter base of the country, thereby increasing the export supply and sales of South African products. “The dti oversees the implementation of the National Exporter Development Programme (NEDP), which seeks to enhance the national export culture through an extensive capacity building initiative called the Global Exporter Passport Initiative, as well as an effective and efficient National Trade Information System,” he explains.

Davies says companies which are competitive in the South African market, have been in business for at least two years and are export ready, stand to benefit from the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme. He further urges South African companies to utilise the host of incentives available from the dti to access opportunities provided and contribute to building the economy of the country.

The list of upcoming exhibitions, trade shows and national pavilions is available at

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