South Africa represents a market of 55 million consumers whose GDP, according to the World Bank, is expected to rebound dramatically in the 2018-2020 time frame. Without question, South Africa is the most advanced and diversified economy in the Southern African region. South Africa is the U.S.’s third largest two-way trading partner and the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) affords U.S. companies duty-free access to most Sub-Saharan countries. English is widely spoken in South Africa and its logistics infrastructure, legal system and similar business practices make the market an ideal entry point for U.S. exporters.
The guest speakers for this event include Mrs. Abigail Ellary, South African Director, EFI South Africa and Emmanuel Mbevi, Trade Associate, EFI South Africa.
Also presenting at the seminar are representatives from the Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Commercial Service, who will provide an overview of other services available to Florida exporters.
Space is limited and reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Light refreshments and free parking will also be provided.