Council of Great Lakes Governors Trade Office in South Africa
The Council of Great Lakes Governors Southern Africa (CGLGSA) Trade Office is run by Zurcom International (Pty) Ltd from their offices based in Centurion in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Conveniently located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, two of Gauteng's busiest cities, the CGLGSA offers a range of services to companies in their member states that want to either establish, or strengthen, business and trade relationships with South African companies. The Trade Office in Centurion has an experienced trade advisor for each of its three member states – Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York – as well as a trade advisor based in Mauritius who co-ordinates projects in the Indian Ocean Islands and southern Africa.
Services offered by the Council of Great Lakes Governors Southern Africa Trade Office include assisting in the location of business partners, supplying information related to feasibility of market entry, market research and assistance in all trade related queries. Trade opportunities have been identified in a number of market sectors such as agricultural equipment and processing machinery; consumer goods; household goods; sporting equipment; automotive parts; engineering and consultancy services relating to waste management and construction; information technology; industrial machinery; processing equipment for various industries; medical equipment; power generation; safety and security systems and products; and transport logistics networks. The CGLGSA Trade Office aims to ensure that its member states are well represented in the South African market which is considered by many analysts to have vast potential for commercial and consumer goods and services.