Posted: August 24, 2022
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) will showcase 17 local businesses at the 57th Feira Internacional de Maputo (Facim) Trade Fair that will take place in Maputo, Mozambique from 28 August-4 September 2022. This will be the first full scale Facim in over two years of lockdown regulations that were implemented as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Facim is Mozambique’s biggest annual trade show and it attracts attendance from both African and overseas exhibitors in search of partnerships and new markets for their products and services.
According to the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Fikile Majola, companies set to particapte in Facim 2022 were assisted through the dtic’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme which is responsible for developing export markets for South African products and services.
“Our delegate companies vary in size and expertise and will compete within the sectors of manufacturing, textiles, agro-processing, installation materials, steel, water systems and health and beauty products. I implore them to take maximum advantage of the prospects that lie in wait in Mozambique, more especially now as FACIM is reverting to full-scale format after two years of tight Covid-19 regulations which limited trade,” he says.
Majola adds that South Africa and Mozambique have committed to maximising areas of cooperation that are beneficial for the neighbouring countries’ bilateral relations.
“We are looking forward to highlighting South Africa’s commercial value proposition at Facim and promoting intra-African trade and increasing the levels of industrialisation in the Southern African Development Community and the rest of the African continent as envisaged by the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement,” says Majola.
Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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