National Chamber session with South African High Commissioner

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A session on ‘Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and South Africa’ with the High Commissioner of South Africa G.Q.M. Doidge will be held on Friday 23 October from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber Auditorium No 450 D.R. Wijewardene Mw, Colombo 10. 

The High Commissioner of South Africa will grace the occasion as the Special Guest Speaker. At this session the members will get an opportunity to discuss business related issues and any other information with regard to business and other services available in South Africa.

South Africa is a middle-income, emerging market with an abundant supply of natural resources; well-developed financial, legal, communications, energy, and transport sectors, and a stock exchange that is Africa’s largest and among the top 20 in the world! South Africa is often called the ‘Rainbow Nation’, a term given by the former Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, which describes the country’s multicultural diversity, one nation made up of different people, with 11 different official languages.

Exports from Sri Lanka to South Africa have increased to $ 33.16 million in 2014 and include tea, retreated or used pneumatic tyres of rubber, apparel, natural rubber, new pneumatic tyres, of rubber and raw bristle fibre of coconut (coir). Potential export products to South Africa include semi precious jewellery, pearls, semi precious stones, surgical gloves and footwear.

For registration kindly contact National Chamber TP 4741788 Ms Fouad email: pa@nationalchamber.lk; sg@nationalchamber.lk.

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