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Invitation to participate in the outward selling and investment mission to Thailand, Philippines and Singapore

The Department of Trade and Industry has asked us to forward the below invitation to all AIM members.


The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSM) to Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. The Mission forms part of the dti’s objective to create and identify export markets for South African value-added products and services in Asia. The mission also serves to promote South Africa’s products and services offerings in high growth Asian markets. the dti has planned a programme of activities, which will include trade seminar, mini exhibitions, business-to-business meetings and business site visits.

Dates for the events
1. Thailand: 25 to 26 June 2018
2. Philippines: 27 to 28 June 2018
3. Singapore: 29 June 2018

This invitation is open to South African Agro-processed food manufacturers and exporters in the following sub-sectors:
• Processed raw meat, sea food, fruit juices; fresh, dried and canned fruit; olive oil; canned foods; sauces, nuts, rooibos tea etc.

the dti will provide:
• Hotel accommodation up to R 3, 000.00 per night
• Economy-class return airfares to a maximum of R 17,000.00
• Excess baggage to a maximum of R 2,000.00 (display material/samples)
• Business-to-business meetings for participants
Companies that apply to participate will be screened and selected in line with EMIA guidelines; market and product/service compatibility. Companies that are not eligible for EMIA funding are welcome to participate in this mission at their own expense. Interested companies are required to complete and submit the EMIA application form to:

Untangamiri – the dti Group House,
Block A, Ground Floor, EMIA Division 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside,

The closing date for receipt of application forms is 18 April 2018.
Outward Selling Missions application forms and guidelines can be downloaded via the dti website:
NB: E-mailed applications are not accepted.

Application form enquiries (EMAIL):
Ms Nnono Kekane; Tel: 012 394 – 5970; E-mail:

Export Promotion Enquiries:
Ms Valentine Naidoo; Tel: 012 394 – 3919; E-mail: