Trade development program ‘Trade Forward Southern Africa’ (TFSA), which is funded by the UK government, has launched its free-to-use Trade and Information Hub tool. This tool enables businesses to identify potential export markets, as well as to access information about the customs duties, rules, regulations and standards exporters must meet in various markets.
The Web-based hub is designed to be easy to use and the system aims to support trade and export trade in the region. It provides companies with a range of information relevant to trade and export for the aquaculture, fruits, nuts and vegetables, high-value foods, cosmetics and natural ingredients, and green technology sectors, says TFSA team leader Stephen Orr.
British High Commission Global Trade Program adviser Kyllikkie Hamutumwa told engineeringnews.co.za: "The hub is a new trading gateway for goods to the UK and international markets. It is expected that the hub will help to reduce the efforts and costs for companies to identify and enter a new export market and make a contribution to economic development in the region.”