Foreign Trade Offices in South Africa
Since 1994, most restrictions on the import and export trade industry have been lifted and have opened new doorways to international trade and companies investing in South Africa. Foreign countries exporting to South Africa, and South Africa exporting local products in return, has seen a boom in the business industry and in the economy of the country. In order to import and export into a country, businesses have to work through trade offices and in South Africa, the International Chambers of Commerce and Industry and export councils are able to assist. Most trade offices in South Africa are either located in Johannesburg or Cape Town, which are the two major industry hubs of the country.
Offices that are able to assist with transactions and queries include the Austrian Business Chamber Southern Africa, Canadian High Commission Trade Office SA, Danish Business Club South Africa, European Commission Delegation to South Africa, French South African Chamber of Commerce, SA-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Italian Institute for Foreign Trade South Africa, Israel-South Africa Chamber of Commerce, Japan External Trade Organisation Africa, South Africa-Mozambique Chamber of Commerce, South African-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, Innovation Norway South Africa, Swedish Trade Council South Africa, Swiss-South African Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Business Southern Africa, and American Chamber of Commerce South Africa.