Posted: October 20, 2019
the dti to Host Global Exporters Passport Programmme Training Session in Gauteng
|The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality will host the third phase of the Global Exporters Passport Programme (GEPP) training session at the Eskia Mphahlele Library Hall in Pretoria, on 21-22 October 2019 starting from 08:00.
More than 50 small, medium and micro enterprises are expected to attend the training where they will get an opportunity to learn about various aspects of the export and import business to prepare them to be export ready and sustainable in the international export market. These include implementation of the marketing plan, market access issues, product branding, market research, export finance, export marketing, customs and taxation.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Fikile Majola, says the programme is part of the department’s National Exporter Development Programme (NEDP). Its objective is to increase South Africa’s capacity for exporting diversified and value-added goods to various global markets which contribute to the growth of the economic.
“It is important that we develop a pool of export-ready companies in order to increase the country’s export list, grow the economy and contribute to employment creation. But to achieve these goals we need to first equip business people with the necessary information, skills and knowledge on the functioning of the international export market. Empowering them with the prerequisite tools for export will enable them to be competitive and produce products that will hold their own in the international market,” says Majola.
Majola adds that the Global Exporters Passport Programme has benefitted about 3 000 companies that have received training in different phases since its introduction in 2013.