CAPE TOWN - A 20-strong South African business delegation has arrived in Novosibirsk for the 10th Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Russia.
According to a statement on Tuesday, the business delegation to the ITI is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The objective of the mission is to increase exports of agro-processing and clothing and textile products, as well as the built environment and capital equipment goods and services to the Russian market.
Global Sales Director of the Bridge of Hope Wines Mojalefa Mosia said he is in Russia as part of his company’s efforts to expand their export market in Russia as they are already exporting to Moscow.
“The mission has provided us with a perfect opportunity to find a market for our wines in Novosibirsk as we always wanted to export to other parts of Russia. We are confident that we will be able to successfully find a distributor or buyer that we can start doing business with in order for our wines to be sold in this part of Russia and other areas. This will enable us to grow our market,” said Mosia.
According to the dti statement, Mosia’s Western Cape-based company is already exporting to Belgium, Kenya, Angola and the United Arab Emirates.