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ANNOUNCEMENT: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 5TH JOINT SACU WTO TRADE POLICY REVIEW

The 5th Joint SACU Trade Policy Review was held on 25-27 October 2023, in Geneva, Switzerland. SACU is reviewed every seven years with the previous review having taken place in November 2015. Its primary aim is to foster enhanced compliance among all Members with the rules, disciplines, and commitments established within different WTO Agreements.

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CHANGE OF THE SACU CHAIRMANSHIP - 15 JULY 2023

The Kingdom of Lesotho will assume the Chairmanship of the SACU Summit, Council of Ministers and Commission, effective from the 15th July 2023 to the 14th July 2024. Lesotho is taking over from the Kingdom of Eswatini, who held the SACU Chair from the 15th July 2022 to 14th July 2023. The SACU Chairmanship rotates amongst the Member States for a period of twelve (12) months, in alphabetical order.

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Joint Communiqué from the Second Meeting of the Southern African Customs Union’s Member States and Mozambique- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Trade and Development Committee

The Senior Officials from the Southern African Customs Union Member States (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa) and Mozambique (SACUM), and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) held the Second Meeting of the Trade and Development Committee (TDC) under the SACUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (SACUM-UK EPA), virtually on the 5th April 2023.

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VOTE OF THANKS BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SAMUEL NTSOKOANE MATEKANE PRIME MINISTER OF THE KINGDOM OF LESOTHO - CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE 8TH SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

It is with a great sense of appreciation and humility that I deliver this Vote of Thanks, on behalf of the SACU Heads of States and Government and indeed, on my own behalf, on this occasion, of my maiden SACU Summit. Our deliberations, engagement and commitment displayed by all the participants at this Summit, have assured me that SACU is indeed destined to grow and benefit our beloved countries for generations to come.

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STATEMENTS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE

1. Statement by His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana and Chairperson of the SACU Summit

2. Remarks by Ms. Paulina M. Elago, Executive Secretary of SACU Secretariat
3. Remarks by Honourable Mmusi Kgafela, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana
4. Remarks by Honourable Senator Manqoba Khumalo, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade of Eswatini
5. Remarks by Honourable Dr. Thabiso Molapo, Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho
6. Remarks by Honourable Lucia Iipumbu, Minister of Industrialisation and Trade of Namibia
7. Remarks by His Excellency Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General of the AfCFTA
 

PRESENTATIONS DELIVERED AT THE SACU INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE ON INVESTMENT AND EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIORITY SECTORS

1. Fruits and Vegetables Value Chain
2. Leather and Leather Products
3. Meat and Meat Products
4. Cosmetics and Essential Oils
5. Textile and Clothing
 

PRESENTATIONS ON THE SYNOPSIS OF KEY INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN THE SACU REGION BY INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES

1. Key Investment Projects – Botswana
2. Key Investment Projects - Eswatini
3. Key Investment Projects - Lesotho
4. Key Investment Projects - Namibia
5. Key Investment Projects – South Africa
 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

1. Taking SACU Export Products beyond borders – Tapping into the AfCFTA Market and Beyond
2. Overview of the SACU Work Programme on Industrialisation
 

SACU Member States Country Profiles

SACU Member States Country Profiles e-Booklet
 

Investement Projects

Compilation of Investment Projects in the SACU Region
SACU Members States