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Here's a popular export question. Do you know the answer?

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?
the answer can be found in the book: Trading Words and Phrases

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Western Cape exported R78 billion worth
of agriculture products in 2020
Freight cost increase raises major
concerns in SA
SA rand opens firmer, supported by
precious metals
SA manganese output expected to grow
Eastern Cape rural community exports
pineapples to South America
Why SA farmers are battling a fertiliser
price crunch
China’s tariffs on Australian wine have SA
exporters raising a glass to burgeoning
market presence
Freight cost increases loom in SA
SA kiwi industry has "a gift" in its early
window into Europe
SA SMMEs explore opportunities in
European Green Deal

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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.


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

Antigua and Barbadu 01 Nov
Dominica 03 Nov
Micronesia 03 Nov
Panama 03 Nov
Cambodia 09 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

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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