Important Announcement

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Dear Friends

As we enter the new normal, your Club is hard at work, albeit behind the scenes, to ensure the coming season will not be affected by the extended lockdown.

Currently we are unable to interface with one another, in view of this, please ensure that you are part of our WhatsApp group, if not, let me have your mobile number, or drop me an email, to add you to the list.

We have 149 participants on board who are notified as and when new developments take place, inter alia, port delays; stacks MPT, CTCT & FPT – to ensure the smooth flow of information, we have a specialist at hand to instantly keep you updated.

On another note, as you are aware, we have weekly input on the COVID-19 TNPA task team, and, in collaboration with Western Cape Government, and TFR, are setting about getting Belcon fully operational, as a support for the CTCT during the coming windy season.

This has been one of the success stories of the ECWC and this initiative has ensured that the PoCT works smoothly, both sea and landside – no doubt, Belcon will add value as well to our port system.

As a Club, we support the President’s initiative to create 800 000 jobs and Exports will play a major role in this.

We are heavily involved with the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement coming into force on 01 January 2021, and this in itself, will create major job opportunities for our industry.

Should you require any assist or experience any difficulties wrt international trade, please let me know.

Stay well! Stay safe – until we meet again!

Sincerely

TERRY GALE
Chairman
Exporters Club Western Cape

Established for well over 40 years, The Exporters Club assists the business community by hosting monthly functions to enable our members to be kept up to date with current events taking place within the global market place be they commercial or financial.

We give our members a forum to voice their concerns or give input on a variety of topics relative to the export industry, by networking with the major role players within the industry.