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Invitation to participate in an outward trade and investment mission to Angola

The dti invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) to Luanda, Angola, which is scheduled to take place from 9 to 13 September 2019. The deadline for submission of applications forms is 1 July 2019.
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Invitation to participate in the outward selling mission to the U.S.

The dti  invites South African exporters to apply to participate in the  Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the US  scheduled to take place from 14 to 19 October 2019. South African growers, producers and exporters in the agro-processing sector with any of the following products are welcome to apply:

  • Fresh flowers.
  • Fresh produce, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, processed foods (dried, dehydrated, frozen, ready-to-eat/cook)
  • Food labelling and packaging.
The closing date for receipt of application forms is Friday, 28 June 2019.
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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 tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za

For enquiries, contact +27 (12) 394 5792 or tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za


Whether you're an exporter or not are you looking for a freight forwarder? A searchable database can be found here.
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Thedti's National Pavilion List 2019/2020 is now available. Click here.


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What is the difference between using the Incoterm CPT as opposed to DAP: what are the advantages and disadvantages – and is there a price difference?
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Invitation to participate in the outward selling mission to Kuwait and Qatar

The dti invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to Kuwait and Qatar, which is scheduled to take place from 13 to 20 September 2019. The objective of this mission is to facilitate access for South African value-added products and services into Kuwait and Qatar. Planned activities include business-to-business meetings and site visits to companies. The deadline for submission of applications forms is 2 July 2019.
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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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Bear these dates in mind when dealing with the following countries:

Samoa 1 June
Italy 2 June
Tonga 4 June
Sweden 6 June
UK & Northern Ireland 9 June
Portugal 10 June
Philippines 12 June
Russian federation 12 June
Iceland 17 June
Luxembourg 23 June
Croatia 25 June
Mozambique 25 June
Slovenia 25 June
Madagascar 26 June
Djibouti 27 June
Seychelles 29 June
Congo DRC 30 June

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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 Apriduous 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
Step 3:Export readiness
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
Step 16: Handling the export logistics
Step 17: Export documentation
Step 18: Providing follow-up support
Step 19: Getting paid
Step 20: Reviewing and improving the export process
Step 21: Export Management
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