Johannesburg - Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies
arrived in China to officially open the South African Expos 2012, his
department said on Sunday.
Davies with Chinese counterpart Cheng Deming, will open the
expo which is aimed at expanding the exporting of products into China on
"These particular expos are special in that we chose a
number of companies that have the ten value-added products identified in the
Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Agreement (CSPA) signed by both countries
in August 2010, prioritising the improvement of the structure of trade between
the two countries," said Davies in a statement.
A total of 68 South African companies from different sectors
were taking part in the exhibitions.
Davies advised the companies to use the opportunity to
represent South Africa in a good light.
"There is a need to establish capacity for South
African companies to supply a larger market in China especially in the
agro-processing and space aviation sectors that have prospects in Asia,"
Davies was also expected to witness the signing of a
Memorandum of Understanding between the department and the International Brand
Management Centre. This was expected to enhance the trade relationship between
China and South Africa.