Trade Mission to South Africa and Nigeria

23 - 27 April 2018


Are you interested in exploring new export markets? Join our multi sector Trade Mission to Johannesburg and Lagos from 23-27 April 2018.

South Africa and Nigeria are both emerging and import dependent markets offering a multitude of export opportunities for local companies.

Applications have closed.

We will update this page shortly with details of the companies attending.


South Africa & Nigeria - did you know?

  • South Africa generates two-thirds of Africa’s electricity (Eskom)
  • Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, is the third largest hospital in the world offering great opportunities for Life Sciences companies
  • Durban, South Africa, is the largest port in Africa and the ninth-largest in the world offering engineering opportunities
  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and 8th most populous in the world, with 178m people
  • Nigeria has the 10th largest reserves of petroleum worldwide, which offers opportunities for the Oil and Gas sector
  • There are over 90 million and over 50 million mobile phone users in Nigeria and South Africa respectively, opportunities for ICT companies

Export advice and guidance

Our Trade Team in Belfast will be on-hand with advice and guidance to prepare for the mission. In-market research is available to maximise the opportunities in the markets and as part of the mission programme our team of advisors in Africa can offer their services to maximise your visit to South Africa and Nigeria.

Read the guide on Doing Business in South Africa.

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to access new export markets in Africa
  • Advice and support on doing business in South Africa and Nigeria by a country expert
  • In-market support through the in-market Trade Advisers in South Africa & Nigeria
  • Up to 50% contribution towards an economy airfare (up to a maximum of £700) *
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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