Brazilian government promotes business mission to Angola and South Africa

14 October 2010

Brasilia, Brazil, 14 Oct – The Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade is organising a business mission to South Africa and Angola, between 29 November and 2 December, the ministry said.

The mission, which is being jointly organised by Brazilian export and investment promotion agency, Apex-Brasil, will hold business meeting between Brazilian, South African and Angolan businesspeople, in Johannesburg and Luanda.

The sectors identifies by Apex-Brasil as strategic to trade relations with the two African countries are, amongst others, food, beverages and agri-business, homes and construction, printing and paper, machinery and equipment, and chemical products.

The ministry also said that South Africa and Angola were markets known to the Brazilian businesspeople, and with South Africa, Brazil has a Preferential Fixed Tariff Agreement established between the Mercosur countries and the South African Customs Union (SACU), made up of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

The Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and Apex-Brasil promoted a similar business mission to that due to be held this year, in November 2009. (macauhub)