Praia, Cape Verde, 29 Feb – A mission of businesspeople and institutional representatives from Fortaleza, the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará, is due to visit Cape Verde from 19 to 26 April, the Cape Verdean press reported.
According to the president of Ceará Trade Brasil and the Brazil Angola Chamber in Ceará, Roberto Marinho, the mission is intended to promote a closer relationship between the Brazilian and Cape Verdean customs services, in order to make a partnership possible.
“The aim is for the institutions and businesspeople to find out more about the way business works in Cape Verde and the country’s relations with the African coast,” he said, adding that another aim was to find out about investment incentives through the Cape Verde Duty Free Area, which s similar to the Export Processing Zone in Ceará.
The delegation will include between 15 and 20 people and will be made up of member of the board of port company Companhia das Docas do Ceará, the Ceará Foreign Trade Commission (CCE), the Brazil-Portugal and Brazil-Angola Chambers of Commerce in Ceará, the Brazilian Service to Support Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (Sebrae), the Federation of Industries in Ceará State/International Business Centre (FIEC/CIN), and businesspeople.
“The great importance of taking part in this mission is understanding the great potential for business in Africa, which will make it possible to establish conditions to open a shipping line between Ceará and Cape Verde,” Marinho said. (macauhub)