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05 February 2023

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Statement by the Acting Executive Secretary Ms. Alma Andrade, on the occasion of the Celebration of the International Customs Day

May I invite you to join me and my Colleagues at the SACU Secretariat as we celebrate the International Customs Day, under the theme "Nurturing the next generation: promoting a culture of knowledge-sharing and professional pride in Customs". This theme perfectly suites the current global environment, as most countries around the globe are still recovering from the impact of COVID-19 and other economic headwinds affecting international and cross border trade.

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Acting Appointment of the Executive Secretary

The SACU Council of Ministers has appointed Ms. Alma Andrade, as the Acting Executive Secretary of SACU effective from the 18th October 2022.

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EU-SACU Arbitration Report

This Final Report is issued in the context of a dispute between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). This dispute was lodged under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six states from the Southern African Development Community (the SADC EPA States),1 and relates to a bilateral safeguard measure adopted in 2018 by SACU in relation to the importation of frozen bone-in chicken cuts from the EU.2

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EU-SACU Poultry Safeguard Measure Arbitration

In a historic milestone, in its final Report delivered on the 3rd August 2022, the Arbitration Panel's Ruling on the dispute between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Member States, secures a landmark victory for the SACU poultry industry.

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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