PRETORIA– A group of 20 South African companies will be promoting their goods overseas when they participate i the 2018 Ghana Trade Fair which gets underway in Accra later this week, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) here.

The companies, which are from the agro-processing, chemical, clothing and textile, forestry furniture, creative industries, built environment and capital equipment sectors, will exhibit their products and services at the fair.

Their participation is the result of the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme, which aims to develop export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the trade fair would provide an opportunity for South African companies to interact with Ghanaian businesses, as well as others participating in the fair.

The exhibition is aimed at offering a platform to not only introduce locally-made products to major decision-makers and prospective buyers on a one-on-one basis, but to also increase a footprint of South African products into the Ghanaian market, said Davies.

He added that South Africa was keen to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations with Ghana. This mission forms part of the dti’s objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services. It will also serve to promote South African products, and service offerings, whilst creating business partnerships between business communities of the respective countries.

The fair, to be held under the theme, Industrialising Ghana, Creating Jobs, will run from Feb 28 to March 7.



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