TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

SA agro-processing products on show in the US

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Source: FTW Online

As part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) efforts to create market access for South African value-added products in the North American market, 17 South African agricultural companies are currently on an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the country.

Delegates exhibited at the New York City Wine and Food Festival, which was attended by thousands of local and international buyers, foodies, chefs and industry professionals.

The mission is set to conclude tomorrow at the Fresh Food Summit in California, and according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Fikile Majola (pictured), the targeted agro-processing products for the OSM are fresh fruits, dried fruits, nuts, frozen fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, and related products with a high export potential.

“These products with high export potential are mainly in the agro-processing sector and enjoy duty-free access into the USA under AGOA.”

NYCfoodfestival

Related News

South Africa: AGOA's positive impact felt in the Cape

South Africa: AGOA's positive impact felt in the Cape

Two hundred and twenty years ago, the second US President John Adams sent an American, John Elmsie Jr, to Cape Town to serve as the first US government diplomatic representative to the Cape of Good Hope.  Elmsie’s presence was largely focused on commerce; he studied the local economy, reviewed regulations and worked to encourage US trade.   Since...

07 August, 2019
Nigeria: Provide us warehouse in US, AGOA food exporters task Fed Government

Nigeria: Provide us warehouse in US, AGOA food exporters task Fed Government

Exporters of food products have called on the Federal Government to assist in providing enabling environment for easy export to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The exporters bared their minds at a recent Stakeholder’s roundtable meeting held at the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Apapa, Lagos. Organised by the AGOA Trade...

30 July, 2019