South Africa: Trade Promotion

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to fill the role of trade envoy to South Africa.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

We have a strong trade and investment relationship with South Africa and wide-ranging activities on the broader prosperity and inclusive growth agenda. South Africa is the UK’s third biggest Commonwealth trading partner; the UK’s largest export market in Africa; and the largest recipient of UK investment in Africa, some £13.75 billion in 2015, accounting for 45% of South Africa’s FDI.

An announcement on vacant Trade Envoy posts will be made in due course.

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