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SADC Business Council Takes Action On Non-Tariff Barriers

Johannesburg, 16 August 2022 – Non-tariff barriers (NTBs) are generally defined as any kind of ‘red tape’ or trade rules, regulations and procedures, other than tariffs that unjustifiably restrict the flow of goods and services. NTBs may take the form of quantitative restrictions, discriminatory taxes or excessive document requirements applied on imports, unduly discriminatory rules of […]

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Channel Africa Radio interview: SADC Business Council Takes Action On Non-Tariff Barriers

The Southern African Developed Community (SADC) Business Council and the GIZ Co-operation for the Enhancement of SADC Regional Economic Integration Programme have been working together since 2020 to remove non-tariff barriers in the SADC region. Non-tariff barriers are generally defined as any kind of ‘red tape’ or trade rules, regulations and procedures, other than tariffs

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SADC Business Council And Afreximbank Launch The SADC – Africa Trade And Investment Marketplace

Kinshasa, 10 August 2022 – Today the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the SADC Business Council (SADC BC) launched the SADC – Africa Trade and Investment Marketplace which aims to promote regional trade, unlock investment opportunities, deepen economic cooperation, and drive sustainable business growth between the SADC region and the rest of Africa. The SADC –

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6th Annual SADC Industrialisation Week To Take Place August 2 – 6 2022 In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo through the Ministry of Cooperation and Regional Integration and the Ministry of Trade will host the 6th Annual SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) on 2-6 August, 2022 in Kinshasa, the country’s the capital city. The event will be held at the Parliament Building, under the theme “Promoting industrialisation through agro-processing, mineral

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Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum 2022

The Nedbank Group and the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) hosted the Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum themed ’Expanding Digital Readiness: Supporting the Development of Digital Infrastructure in the SADC region’. The aim of the engagement was to establish a Digital Infrastructure Working Group to support the development of a SADC Regional Digital Infrastructure Masterplan, regulatory harmonisation, and

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NBF CEO, Peter Varndell on alignment of purpose between government and business in relation to infrastructure projects in South Africa

As part of the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, 276 projects (valued at more than R2.3 trillion) were identified at the President’s inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa. Following on from this, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission Council has gazetted ±60 Strategic Integrated Projects. In response, the NBF and long-term co-hosting partner

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Nedbank and NBF host Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) focused event

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) has been created as a single-entry point for all the projects in the country’s Infrastructure Investment Plan. ISA will be at arm’s length from the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI). ISA is responsible for project preparation, packaging, funding pathways and providing strategic oversight over all the gazetted projects. Additionally,

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Minister Patrcia de Lille delivers keynote address on infrastructure projects in South Africa during the Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum

Honourable Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Hon. Patrcia de Lille delivered keynote address at the first virtual Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum for 2021 themed ‘Public-Private Engagement to facilitate a more Structured and Enduring Relationship with the Private Sector in support of the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Initiative’ on Tuesday, 4 May 2021. Her role was

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