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

Antigua and Barbadu 1 Nov
Dominica 3 Nov
Micronesia 3 Nov
Panama 3 Nov
Cambodia 9 Nov
Angola 11 Nov
Poland 11 Nov
Albania 18 Nov
Latvia 18 Nov
Oman 18 Nov
Monaco 19 Nov
Lebanon 22 Nov
Suriname 25 Nov
Mauritania 28 Nov
Palestine 29 Nov
Barbados 30 Nov

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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 Noviduous 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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