The EU is the Southern African Development Community EPA Group’s largest trading partner, with South Africa accounting for the largest part of EU imports to and EU exports from the region.
The Southern African Development Community EPA countries are strong in the exports of diamonds and in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia these constitute a large to dominant share of their exports to the EU.
Other products from the region include agricultural products (beef from Botswana, fish from Namibia or sugar from Swaziland), oil from Angola or aluminum from Mozambique. South Africa’s exports to the EU are much diversified and range from fruit to platinum and from manufactured goods to wine.
The EU exports a wide range of goods to the Southern African Development Community EPA countries, including vehicles, machinery, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals and processed food.
The countries in the Southern African Development Community EPA Group are members of the WTO.
The SADC EPA group constitutes are very diverse in terms of economic development: Lesotho, Mozambique are least developed countries (LDCs), but countries like Namibia and Botswana hold upper middle income status. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia South Africa and Swaziland form the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU).
For this workshop, we would like the panelist to highlight their study cases related to interesting and innovative ways of investing in and / or with Africa. In order to make it as concrete as possible for the audience we will ask each speaker to come up with 3 Best Practices and 1 failure.
Moderated by NABC’s Irene Visser. Irene lived and worked for many years in Southern Africa (based in Mozambique and South Africa) where she worked in Private Sector development with KPMG (Consulting) and the World Bank Group. She is now the Managing Director of NABC.
Co-hosted by SANEC, represented by Mixo Mayimele, General Manager ANEC Johannesburg and Mark Agtertenbosch, General Manager, SANEC Netherlands.
Speakers and panelists include:
More info. soon.