Nine Pakistani companies participate in Southern African International Trade Exhibition and Africa Big Seven, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-23 June, 2015

Karachi, June 24, 2015 (PPI-OT): Nine Pakistani companies, under the auspices of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) are participating in the 22nd edition of Southern African International Trade Exhibition for Retail Products (SAITEX) and Africa Big Seven (AB7), which are being held, concurrently in Johannesburg, South Africa from 21-23, June, 2015. This is the largest show of Sub-Saharan Africa wherein more than 1100 exhibitors from 43 countries are participating.

The target of the fair is the retails sector with focus on importers, agents, distributors, wholesalers. International business interest in Africa is all time high as the research proves that seven out of world’s top ten fastest growing economies are in Africa. From Pakistan leading companies like Mehran Food, Niraav Foods, Dawood Textiles, Softwood Textiles, Golden Pearl Cosmetics, Crosswear, Unique Trader and Best Clean Textiles are participating in the exhibition.

South Africa is the most important and largest trading partner of Pakistan in the African Continent of 54 countries. South Africa is the biggest economy of Africa with GDP of 390 billion US$ and total trade of US$ 190 billion. Traditionally, it is called as gateway to Africa and it plays critical role in the socio-politico and economic milieu of African continent.

South Africa is member of numerous preferential trading blocs and it imported goods worth US$ 290 million from Pakistan (2014) while the total South African imports were US $ 85 billion (2014). Pakistani exports to the Southern African countries are growing steadily despite regional challenges.

High Commission of Pakistan has made all the arrangements for holding this exhibition including reservation of space, construction of stall, reception of the exhibitors, their B2B meetings, marketing of the show amongst the local business community etc. Mr. Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan for South Africa visited the exhibition and assured all the exhibitors of fullest cooperation to make their stint productive and beneficial.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Farooque Memon
Director
Information and Communication Division
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)
3rd Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre,
P. O. Box No. 1293, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
Karachi 75200, Pakistan
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