SA Companies Explore New Markets

Bunch South African companies are currently on an investment and trade mission to explore potential export markets in Tunisia and Algeria.
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) are leading the Trade and Investment

mission which will serve to promote South African products and service offerings while creating partnerships

between the business communities of the respective countries.

Rob Davies, Trade and Industry Minister said the mission is aimed at advancing Tunisia, Algeria and South Africa’s trade and investment relations. Both Tunisia and Algeria are pivotal partners towards advancing integration on the continent and also feature as strategic partners for South Africa in the North Africa region.

The aim of the mission is to provide South African companies with a platform to introduce their products into the Tunisian and Algerian market.

Algeria has been South Africa’s largest export trading partner in the North Africa region, having accounted for 43% of South Africa’s total trade with North Africa in the period 2011 to 2015. The value of trade between the two countries reached over R13.4 billion, from 2011 to 2015.

The trade mission comprises of business-to-business meetings, a trade and investment seminar and site visits in both countries.

Sectors targeted for the mission include energy, construction, agriculture and agro-processing, information and communication technology, infrastructure development, services, pharmaceuticals, clothing and textiles, manufacturing and mining.