Zimbabwe opens second EU business information centre, in Bulawayo
More Zimbabwean exporters are set to have better access to market information about the European Union with the inauguration of the Zimbabwe-European business information centre in Bulawayo.
The inauguration of the centre on 15 April is the second of its kind in the country, following the opening of a centre in Harare in August of last year. This information hotspot, located in the national trade promotion organization ZimTrade’s regional office, will target companies in the Matabeleland and Midlands Region.
The Minister of Industry and Commerce, H.E. Mike Bimha, and the head of the European Union delegation in Zimbabwe, Ambassador Philippe Van Damme, participated at the launch event.
The business information centre will enable exporters to increase their knowledge on topics such as European Union market intelligence, trade fairs, the Eastern and Southern African-European Union interim Economic Partnership Agreement, Generalized System of Preferences, tariffs, non-tariff barriers, and coaching availability from European Union Member States as well as experienced Zimbabwean entrepreneurs.
The initiative is part of the European Union's EUR 3 million in financial support to the Trade and Private Sector Development Project, implemented by the International Trade Centre.