Dear Friends

On behalf of my wonderful Committee, we wish you and your family a season of peace and goodwill

May the joy and merriment of the festive season remain with you throughout the coming year.

Thank you for your continued support in 2018, and over the past 39 years - we look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary with you in May, 2019

Travel safe and peace be with you.

Warm wishes

Terry Gale

Exporters Club Western Cape - Cargo Ship

Wednesday 14th November 2018   visit our events page

“The Belt & Road initiative & opening of the HK–Zhuhai-Macau bridge"
The Belt & Road initiative combined with the opening of the HK – Zhuhai - Macau bridge makes HK an even more attractive business hub, not only as a springboard into the Greater Bay Area with a US$1.36 trillion GDP, but as a destination in itself.

Date:   Wednesday 14th November 2018
Time:   17h30 for 18h00
Venue:   Portside,
5 Buitengracht Street,
Cape Town
RSVP:   Monday 12th November 2018

For more information please see the Events section

Exporters Club Western Cape - Cargo Ship

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Dear Esteemed Export Councils and Associations

Wesgro invites you to apply to participate in international trade missions to (Senegal, United Kingdom, Thailand, Nigeria, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia) and also the Cape Halal trade show. (see application attached). This programme will not impact on your EMIA allocations.

Should you be interested in participating in the trade missions and the Cape Halal trade show, please submit the application and required documents in one email to before 18 May 2018.

NB: In the heading of the email, please write: Your company name.

Successful applicants for missions will be informed at least one month before the mission. Please also note that successful participants for the Cape Halal trade show will be notified by no later than the end of June.

The Wesgro Team looks forward to working with you.

Dear Exporters Club members

We have just been notified of available booths at the SUMMER FANCY FOOD SHOW in New York! This show is usually booked out way in advance and the chance to showcase your products at the show is an opportunity that should really not be missed! It will be held at the Javits Centre, New York from the 30 June 2018 until the 02 July 2018.

USAID Southern African Trade and Investment Hub will cover the cost of the booth (at $3,500 per booth).
Two companies will be allocated per booth. Each booth is 10ft x 10ft, translating to 50SQF space per exhibitor (please see pictures attached) A retail tour program is also scheduled for the 03rd July 2018 which will include meetings with retailers in the United States. Last year’s program included meetings with Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Citarella, Fairway etc.

Costs for company’s interested and for their own account:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Daily subsistence i.e. meals etc
  • Travel costs in New York
  • Freight Costs (cost of getting samples to the show)
  • Stand Build Up Cost of approximately $1,750 per booth (approximately R21,000)
Companies interested in participating, please contact me as soon as possible by completing the action form attached. Should you wish to read the review of last year’s show please request it from me. The file size is large and I will email it directly to interested parties.

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Kind Regards

Dear Exporters Club members

Herewith please find attached the updated TNPA Tariff Book for the 2018/2019 financial year for your information and records.

We are in the process of printing the booklets which will be distributed as soon as they are available.

The soft copy is available on the TNPA website:

The tariff book can also be accessed on the Order To Cash System.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the delay.

Kind Regards

  Lorraine Mabindisa  
  Key Accounts Manager  
  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)  
  Room 104 TNPA House  
  South Arm Road  
  Port of Cape Town 8001  
   (+27 21) 449 2142  (+27 71) 889 7233
   (+27 86) 535 6705  

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‘Exporters Club works with the Cape Chamber at the monthly Port Liaison Forum meetings"

Exporters' club attracts growing membership
  by Liezl Venter

Terry Gale has been re-elected as the chairman of the Exporters Club Western Cape.
Also re-elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in October was the executive committee of the club.
"We have grown membership exponentially in 2013 and it continues to be a target for 2014," said Gale. "At the same time the club is also in a very sound financial position and we are very happy with what was achieved during the past year. With the team ready to go we have great expectations for 2014."
The ECWC hosts monthly information sessions for its members and is involved in several business and government initiatives.
"It really is about being pro-active and engaging with the various role-players in an effort to create a positive environment for exporters," said Gale. "In this regard we have worked very hard towards establishing relationships with Transnet and the port for example."
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