During the 2020 61st Edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to be held from 21 April to 25 April 2020, ZNCC will host the ZNCC – Industry and Commerce Policy Discussion Luncheon on Thursday 23 April 2020 in Bulawayo. The luncheon will be running under the ZNCC 2020 theme “New frontiers; Prospects for Industry productivity, Growth and Competitiveness.”
The main objectives of the business luncheon are to provide a platform that will sensitize the business community on the implications of AfCFTA, rules to abide by and opportunities presented and to present an opportunity for private sector to discuss & contribute towards the National Implementation Strategy for AfCFTA.
The luncheon will be graced by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Hon Sekai Nzenza (guest of honour), Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr J Mangudya and Presidents and CEO’s of the Chambers of Commerce in Africa.
Zimbabwe (through ZimTrade) in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board launched the Rwanda-Zimbabwe Trade and Investment Conference on the 22nd of January 2020 in Harare. This was done in an endeavor to boost the capacity of Zimbabwean companies to export to the Rwandan Market. This initiative is also meant to provide support in-order to strengthen the capacity and improve the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises to produce products with potential in Rwanda.
The trade and investment conference is going to be held from 24th – 26th March 2020 at Serena Hotel, in Kigali – Rwanda.
The ZNCC CEO, Christopher Mugaga represented the Chamber at the 2019 Seminar for Chambers of Commerce of Belt and Road countries organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade . The seminar aimed at promoting personnel exchanges and enhance partnerships of Chambers of Commerce was held for 2weeks in China and covered topics such as Chinas Belt & Road Initiative, Trade and Investment Cooperation between China and B & R countries , e-commerce among others.
ZNCC took part in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade organised 3 day Workshop on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) National Strategy and Validation in Harare from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2019 themed “Expanding Industrial & Trade Growth through AfCTA.” The workshop outlined the background on AfCTA and scope of the National Strategy, the National Trade Policy Vision, Mission & Objectives and Identified Production & Trade Opportunities. The action plan for implementing the AfCTA was also deliberated on. Participants to this workshop included other players in the private sector, UN Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission.