For those business enterprises seeking to export products from South Africa, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal is geared to assist.
Companies attempting to secure assistance in penetrating the export market are able to access a range of Government programmes which offer support at levels previously unavailable to the business community. Such support ranges from financial grants to the subsidy of plant and manufacturing facilities, and extends to the facilitation of business processes.
These services are offered by the National Government to South African companies which are approaching export readiness and are generally delivered by way of provincial agents, inclusive of Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal in KwaZulu-Natal.
Prospective exporters are afforded assistance and support, such as:
Details of various export facilitation services, such as logistics, are also made available.
In order to expose South African operators and their products and services to the global business community, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal regularly leads outgoing trade missions for the benefit of potential exporters.
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's Export Advisory Services and Support for existing and emerging KwaZulu-Natal exporters include:
The purpose of Export Promotion Assistance scheme is to facilitate financial assistance for the benefit of
KwaZulu-Natal traders in respect of business activities designed to develop export markets for KwaZulu-Natal-produced products and services.
Financial assistance, is, however, limited to sectors contained in the Regional Industrial Development Strategy (RIDS). For further information with regard to qualifying terms and conditions, please contact Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal's Export Development and Promotion Unit, or send an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
SMEDP is a grant paid to local and foreign investors, starting up new or expanding current projects, based on approved
qualifying assets and activities. The maximum qualifying investment is R100 million per entity. Assistance is rendered to
new and expansion projects. The Investment grant is for two years on qualifying assets. An additional one year (year three)
investment grant for the human resource intensity can be provided.
It has given the tourism industry a major boost in the form of a lucrative cash-based, tax-free incentive benefit designed to generate employment and create opportunities for the introduction of new and advanced skills. The programme aims to encourage the establishment of new projects and the expansion of existing ones, by subsidising the cost of the investment, training and of transporting equipment from abroad.