Support for Emerging Exporters - Export Development Programme | Western Cape Government

Support for Emerging Exporters - Export Development Programme

Businesses who would like to learn how to export to international markets, or improve their performance, can find information and training opportunities at the following places:

Wesgro has an Exporter Development Programme which delivers export courses for selected small businesses in the Western Cape to improve their ability to compete globally. There are three levels of training on offer:

  • Level 1 Export Awareness Course: This two-day course covers export management, marketing plan development, financial management and export logistics.
  • Level 2 Export Orientation Course: This course, for those who have already completed Level 1, covers the benefits of exporting, identification of export risks, organising for export, marketing aspects and elements of export logistics. It runs part-time with one full day session every 10 days, a total of eight days over three months.
  • Level 3 Specialised One Day Courses: These are for experienced exporters who need more specialised training. Topics covered include Incoterms 2000 and export costing, methods of payment in international trade, export documentation and the role of foreign exchange in international trade.

Wesgro also offers a range of one-off seminars and workshops subsidised mentorship, especially to companies that have signed up to complete the Level 2 course. Mentorship runs parallel to the training programmes, with mentors being assigned to companies after an export readiness test.

For more details visit Wesgro's website.

Cape Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Chamber of Commerce offers occasional workshops on topics including:

  • Export Documentation
  • Incoterms & Costing
  • Methods of payment
  • International marketing
For more information on dates and costs contact:

Narieman Solomon

Tel: 021 402 4300

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The content on this page was last updated on 28 August 2013