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•Language•LabourLaws•Local Content / BBBEE•Standards & Technical requirement•Food requirements•Corruption
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
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
17:55 Group Discussions & (Good/Bad/Next step?)
Location: SWECO, Stockholm