South African companies to showcase products and services in Australia

JOHANNESBURG, August 22 (ANA) - Twenty-five South African companies would showcase their products and services at an annual conference and trade show in Perth, Australia next month, the department of trade and industry said on Thursday.

The firms, drawn from the mining, technology, capital equipment, steel fabrication and steel tubing, engineering and electro-technical equipment sectors will participate as part of an outward selling mission to Australia organised and funded through the department's export marketing and investment assistance scheme, which aims to develop external markets for local products.

One of the department's two deputy ministers, Fikile Majola, said the Africa Down Under (ADU) event would provide a perfect platform for SA businesspeople to showcase their products, services and expertise.

Bilateral trade between South Africa and Australia rose from R21 billion in 2013 to R28 billion in 2018, with the balance in favour of Australia. In the Asian region, Australia was South Africa’s 7th export partner and 5th import partner in 2018.

- African News Agency 

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