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Trade Mission to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Ambassador MH Hoyana led a successful trade mission from Tunisia to the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa on 26 – 30 March 2017.  The mission was hosted by the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Development Corporation.

The Mission was informed by the similarities in the economic composition / profile of the Eastern Cape and Tunisia, which offer opportunities for investment and partnerships, as well as trade opportunities between the Eastern Cape and Tunisia.
The mission was co-led by the two Ambassadors – Mr Hoyana (South African Ambassador to Tunisia and Ms Dridi (Tunisian Ambassador to South Africa).  The Trade and Information Officer at the South African Embassy in Tunis was on hand to provide logistical support.

The main target sectors include Aquaculture and fisheries, Automotive industry, Textiles, Agriculture and agro-processing, ICT, Oil and gas and shipbuilding.

The Tunisian

The following Tunisian companies participated in the Trade Missions:Novarino Tunisia SA,TUNIPECHE SARL, Sotico Group, SCIT, Sarost SA, ZarzisPark for Economic Activities (
Free Trade Zone), Zarzis Commercial Port, Top Oliva, Kilani Group


Co-operation Agreement between the Port of Zarzis and Ngqurha in under discussion and will be finalised soon.
•               Business linkage between one Tunisia company and an entrepreneur from the Eastern Cape for the packaging and distribution of Olive Oil in the Eastern Cape.
•               Co-operation agreement between the Business Chambers in Tunisia and the ones in the Eastern Cape is under discussion and will soon be finalised. .
•               An Outward Trade Mission to Tunisia from the Eastern Cape should be organised by the end of the FY 2017/18.
•               Business linkage between one Tunisia company and a local entrepreneur for the packaging and distribution of Olive Oil in South Africa.

Ambassador Mandla Harold Hoyana
Head of Mission
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