via Swedish market presents opportunities for Zim | The Herald August 26, 2015
ZimTrade, together with the Swedish Embassy in Zimbabwe and Open Trade Gate Sweden (OTGS), will host a one day seminar on how to export to Sweden, on September 2 2015 in Harare.
The seminar seeks to raise awareness on the rules and requirements for exporting from Zimbabwe to Sweden as well as to the European Union.
Furthermore, the seminar will provide requisite market intelligence to assist Zimbabwean companies with a potential to penetrate these markets.
OTGS is a free of charge one-stop information centre that was set up by the Swedish government as a public service to exporters from developing countries.
It facilitates exports from developing countries to Sweden. Based on an analysis of Swedish imports, sectors identified for possible export to Sweden by Zimbabwe are fresh produce, processed foods, clothing and textiles, among others. Companies in these sectors are encouraged to participate in the Seminar.
According to Trade Map, Sweden imported $1,97 billion worth of fresh produce, $5,56 billion of processed foods and $4,9 billion of clothing and textiles from the world in 2014.
However, Trade Map indicates that there are currently no exports of these products from Zimbabwe to Sweden.
This presents a potential for Zimbabwean companies producing these products to explore the Swedish market. Companies with potential to export to Sweden are urged to utilise the Zimbabwe-EU Business Information Centre, which is housed at ZimTrade.
The centre provides up-to-date information on accessing the European Union market of which Sweden is member.