The Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) will host a half-day Trade Facilitation Workshop at its Rosebank, Johannesburg, offices on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, providing vital information on trade-related matters, an understanding of some of the processes and the opportunity to engage in discussions in areas where CAIA members experience challenges.
“The workshop is aimed at achieving a solid basis in the fundamentals of trade with other countries and what to consider when the opportunity is provided to input into trade agreements, as well as how company-specific challenges can be addressed. The workshop is, therefore, suitable for a wide audience,” says Deidré Penfold, Executive Director of CAIA.
Ms Penfold says CAIA will provide web conferencing facilities for the event.
“Taking cognisance of the economic demands and geographical location of members, as well as of challenges being experienced with traffic congestion and of the environmental footprint of CAIA activities, web conferencing facilities will make it possible for more attendants to benefit by the workshop without compromising our environmental principles.
“We look forward to yet another successful workshop,” she says.
Venue: CAIA, Rosebank Office Park, Block B, Ground Floor.
181 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Date: 14 February 2018
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Web conferencing: Available
RSVP: Louwna de Villiers – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome, Introductions, Compliance Document and Safety Moment
Overview of the Networking Session
An overview of CAIA’s advocacy initiatives in the trade arena
The importance of trade-related matters to the South African economy
The steps in export and import including those undertaken by the competent authority
A technical introduction to bi- and multilateral trade agreements and the mechanisms of negotiation; including the distinction between tariff versus rules of origin negotiations, and offers versus requests
Trade Agreements to which South Africa is a party
The importance of providing input on trade-related advocacy matters – protect your products!
A technical introduction to the Harmonised System of Tariff Classification methodology to facilitate the provision of input and data towards negotiations
Differentiation between Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes and Tariff Codes
Non-tariff barriers and non-tariff measures to trade – an introduction
Juanita Maree/Catherine Grant
Anti-dumping provisions and other trade remedies
Carina Janse van Vuuren
Closing and Lunch
A photo of Ms Penfold is available on request.
For further information or to set up an interview,
Deidre Penfold at 083 419 3281.