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Trade Barriers in Southern Africa

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Swedish-Southern African Chamber of Commerce (SSACC) welcome you to a business seminar to help you navigate Trade Barriers, when doing business in Southern Africa.

Today, a lot of Swedish companies struggle with trade barriers, when they try to expand their businesses in Southern Africa. The reasons behind the barriers vary a lot. Some barriers may be fair, some less fair.

Regardless if we like them or not, companies need to know how to navigate the regulations in the region in order to succeed.

Examples of Trade Barriers in Southern Africa

  • •Import Taxes/Tolls
    •Complex Tax System
    •Complex Bureaucracy
    •Local Content / BBBEE
    •Standards & Technical requirement
    •Food requirements

Topics to be Discussed 

  • •How to be aware of the Barriers
    •How to Adopt/Adapt to them
    •How to Avoid, Go around/under them?
    •How to collaborate?
    •What Support is there from Swedish Authorities

Draft Agenda

13:00-14:00       SSACC Annual General Meeting

14:00-14:30       Coffee & Registration


14:30    SSACC Intro

14:45    Sweco Intro

15:00    Eye-Opener (5 companies à 2-3 min)

15:20    Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) – Africa Unit

15:40    Swedish MFA – Dep. for International Trade Policy

16:00    National Board of Trade – What we do


16:20-16:40       Coffee Break & Networking


16:40    ABB_How we cope with Trade Barriers

17:00    Company 2_How we cope with Trade Barriers

17:20    Sweco_How we cope with Trade Barriers

17:40    Q&A

17:55    Group Discussions & (Good/Bad/Next step?)

18:10-18:20       Wrap-Up

18:20 Mingle/Networking

Location: SWECO, Stockholm



February 21
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm




Gjörwellsgatan 22
Stockholm, 100 26 Sweden
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