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Invitation to Participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Russia

25-26 October 2017
Novosibirsk, Russia
the dti invites you to apply to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Russia scheduled to take place from 25 - 26 October 2017. The objective of this mission is to increase trade and investment between South Africa and Russia. The closing date for receipt of application forms has been extended to 30 June 2017
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Invitation to Participate in an Outward Selling Mission to United Arab Emirates and Iran

17-24 November 2017
the dti invites you to apply and participate in an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the United Arab Emirates and Iran scheduled to take place from 17-24 November 2017. The objective of this mission is to facilitate access for South African value-added products and services into UAE and Iran. Planned activities include business-to-business meetings and site visits to companies in UAE and Iran. The deadline for submission of complete applications forms accompanied by all supporting documentation is 31 July 2017.
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Invitation to Participate in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission to Singapore and Malaysia

the dti invites you to apply to participate in the Outward Selling and Mission (OSM) to Singapore and Malaysia. The Mission forms part of the dti's objective to create and identify export markets for South African value-added products and services in Southeast Asia. The Mission serves also to promote South Africa's product and service offerings in high growth Asian markets. the dti has planned a programme of activities, which will include trade seminar, mini exhibitions, business-to-business meetings and site visits. The closing date for receipt of application forms is 23 June 2017.
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Global Exporter Passport Programme

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites both existing and potential exporters to apply for an Exporter Development Training Programme. The purpose of the training is to prepare small and medium enterprises for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets
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the dti Export Help Desk

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has established an Export Help Desk at the dti Campus in Pretoria to provide South African firms - small, medium and large enterprises - with export information and advice. The objective of the help desk is to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours
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the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin is a weekly roundup of international business opportunities received from the dti's network of foreign economic representatives and other reliable sources for distribution and matching to South African small and medium-sized export-ready firms.

If you would like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin mailing list, please complete the subscription form and e-mail to

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Bear these dates in mind when dealing with the following countries:

Benin 1 Aug
Switzerland 1 Aug
Niger 3 Aug
Cook Islands 4 Aug
Bolivia 6 Aug
Jamaica 6 Aug
Cote d'Ivoire 7 Aug
Singapore 9 Aug
Ecuador 10 Aug
Chad 11 Aug
Congo Republic 15 Aug
South Korea 15 Aug
Liechtenstein 15 Aug
Gabon 17 Aug
Indonesia 17 Aug
Afghanistan 19 Aug
Hungary 20 Aug
Ukraine 24 Aug
Uruguay 25 Aug
Moldova 27 Aug
Kyrgyz Rep 31 Aug
Malaysia 31 Aug
Trinidad and Tobago 31 Aug

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Do you need the information from Trade Map but don’t have the time or inclination to do it yourself? No problem, we at ExportHelp will compile a report for you for four countries of your choice based on the Trade Map data for as little as R995 excluding VAT. We simply need to know what the HS codes are for the products that you plan to export and the countries you are interested in and we will then compile the report for you.
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Export Councils have been established to promote selected industry sectors. Here we focus on theSouth Africa Fruit and Vegetable Canners Association (SAFVCA).

The SAFVCA, a key Export Council, oversees the processing of more than 600 000 tons of fresh fruit, tomatoes and vegetables annually by the association's members. These are sourced from 1 500 farms and generate sales of nearly R5.0 billion. Members directly employ nearly 12 000 workers and 532 administrative and sales staff. Approximately 85% of canned deciduous fruit and pineapple products are exported every year. To learn more about what the SAFVCA does and what it offers its members click here.

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Learning to export... The export process in 21 easy steps
Step 1: Considering exporting
Step 2:Current business viability
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Step 4:Broad mission statement and initial budget
Step 5:Confirming management's commitment to exports
Step 6: Undertaking an initial SWOT analysis of the firm
Step 7:Selecting and researching potential countries abroad
Step 8: Preparing and implementing your export plan
Step 9: Obtaining financing for your exports
Step 10: Managing your export risk
Step 11: Promoting the firm and its products abroad
Step 12: Negotiating and quoting in exports
Step 13: Revising your export costings and price
Step 14: Obtaining the export order
Step 15: Producing the goods
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Step 19: Getting paid
Step 20: Reviewing and improving the export process
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