Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 Sept – The Brazil Trade Africa 2009 fair has been running since Tuesday in Johannesburg, organised by Apex-Brasil with the aim of increasing the participation of small and medium-sized companies in Brazilian exports.
Thirty four import and export companies from Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Ceará are taking part in the fair, from sectors such as food and drink, houses and construction, clothing and footwear, furniture and decoration, cosmetics and hygiene, staff and vehicle parts.
The mission, which ends on 4 September, includes seminars and business meetings with 150 buyers from Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, Mauritius, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana, as well as South Africa.
“The aim of this activity is to build up Brazil’s image as a trade partner for the region and create business opportunities for export and trading companies and export consortiums whose suppliers are small and medium-sized companies, said the chairman of Apex-Brasil, Alessandro Teixeira.
The meeting is expected to generate around US$30 million in business over the next 12 months. (macauhub)