South African business delegation visits Kuwait

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will lead a business delegation from the nine different provinces in South Africa to Kuwait from 14-17 September.

The DTI and the South African Embassy in Kuwait have been collaborating to promote the diverse range of products from South Africa. The visiting delegation will comprise of agro-processing, metal beneficiation, energy, marine, ICT, construction and engineering, and pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors.

The purpose of the visit is to further strengthen the trade relations between the two countries and to explore potential business opportunities between South African companies and their Kuwaiti counterparts.

During the visit the delegation will participate in a business seminar at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with B2B meetings held after the seminar. The Delegation will also hold bilateral meetings with relevant business stakeholders including the Kuwait Union of Consumer Cooperative Society (KUCCS), and other business stakeholders relevant to the identified sectors.

In 2005, South Africa and Kuwait signed a Trade Agreement and an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement which affirmed the two countries’ commitment to build strong and mutually beneficial economic and commercial relations.  Kuwait is an important trade and economic partner for South Africa, and is the sixth largest export destination for South Africa products in the Middle East. The forthcoming visit follows on the footsteps of previous successful DTI led business delegations in 2015, 2016 and 2018.