South African companies based in China will participate in the second China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, currently taking place in Changsha City, Hunan Province, China.
The expo, which started yesterday and will end tomorrow, aims to provide a platform for enterprises to discuss import and export business and purchasing through online systems.
“China is strategic to South Africa and participating in the expo will expand, elevate and deepen the mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation,” said Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Fikile Majola. South Africa is a member of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation.
Majola said that the expo would provide South African companies with an opportunity to interact with well-established Chinese companies across various sectors - from manufacturing to services and retail.
The event will focus on food and agro-products, healthcare, infrastructure and business consultation.