ZITF targets SA companies

PRETORIA The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has forged a partnership with the South African governments Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in a move aimed at encouraging more international exhibitors during the 2011
edition of the annual event.

This years ZITF is scheduled to take place in Bulawayo from May 3 to 7 and the DTI is offering financial assistance to qualifying South African companies from various industries that are intending to market their products during the event.

In a statement being distributed to South Africas leading companies, the DTI is offering air travel assistance of up to R13 000 as well as other incentives that will make it cheaper for them to exhibit.

Assistance is provided to qualifying South African exporters to introduce South African products into foreign markets, in a cost effective manner, reads part of the statement. The DTI will offer the following financial support to qualifying firms: Air travel assistance of up to R13 000, daily subsistence allowance of R2 000 per day, freight forwarding of display material and exhibition space and booth rental costs.

The deadline for the companies to submit their applications is February 1, 2011 and interested companies are being encouraged to visit the ZITF website www.zitf.net to get more details about the event.

Over the years, the ZITF has continued to play a key role in marketing Zimbabwe as an investment option for international companies. Business experts say that the ZITF is well positioned to spearhead the economic recovery of Zimbabwe.

South Africa remains Zimbabwes biggest trade partner and many companies from across the Limpopo have expressed a desire to invest in a country whose economy had capitulated under 29 years of Zanu (PF) one party rule.

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