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Zambia government calls for balanced trade with South Africa

Zambia government calls for balanced trade with South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Emmanuel Mwamba, Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, said the current trade between the two countries was tilted in favor of South Africa and that needs to change.

In remarks delivered at the start of a trade and investment forum between Zambian and South African investors, the Zambian envoy said efforts must be put in place to deal with the trade imbalance.

According to him, South African companies should partner with Zambian companies as one way to allow more goods penetrate the South African market.

A high-powered delegation of 20 leading South African companies and business representatives are in Zambia for an outward trade and investment mission.

The visit, which has been organized by South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and the embassies of the two countries, is meant to enable businesses from the two countries to interact and also increase awareness of the investment opportunities existing in Zambia.