Zimbabwe-Namibia Business Forum opens in Harare today

A one week Zimbabwe-Namibia Chambers of Commerce and Industry Business Forum is set to start in Harare today, to foster trade and investment promotion activities between the two countries.

More than 15 companies with interests from different sectors are expected in the country for the trade mission, to be officially opened by Zimbabwe Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mike Bimha.

According to a statement issued by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, the event will encourage various meetings between Namibian companies and their counterparts in respective areas of interest.

“There will be an opportunity to engage and network with Zimbabwe Investment Authority and key Government contacts and industry leaders in Zimbabwe to explore programs that will stimulate business opportunities, boost trade and investment activities between Namibian and Zimbabwean companies,” reads part of the ZNCC statement.

Participants at the Forum will be accorded an opportunity to visit industries such as those in the Small and Medium Enterprises, manufacturing factories, agriculture machinery suppliers and training centres.

Namibian companies’ areas of interest include manufacturing and bricks plants, mining in precious and semi-precious stones, commodity trading and supply and markets for building materials.

They also have interest in export market for cement, crocodile farming, transport and logistics, investments, import and export, construction and retail.

Zimbabwe and Namibia are in a trade agreement which took effect in 1992, for manufactured, mineral and agricultural goods.

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