Schlettwein to address Dubai Trade Finance Summit

27 Oct 2014 08:30am
DUBAI, 27 OCT (NAMPA) – Trade and Industry Minister Calle Schlettwein will make a presentation on the importance of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) when he addresses the Trade Finance Summit in Dubai this week.
Schlettwein told Nampa here on Sunday that the three-day summit will be attended by more than 600 government representatives and business leaders from over 90 countries.
The subject of his presentation at the summit on Tuesday is on the role of FTAs, supported by sub-topics focusing on developing trade with emerging markets, strengthening trade in conventional markets and also exploring and finding new markets worldwide.
“We will discuss topics such as free trade and special economic zones, trade finance and industrial developments as well as corporate real estate and Customs and Excise compliances,” he noted.
The minister said his ministry is also being represented by 10 specialists in the area of trade, who were sourced mainly from the Offshore Development Corporation (ODC) and the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF).
Schlettwein is in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to also represent Namibia at this year’s World Trade Development Week.
He said World Trade Development Week is generally aimed at providing participants with a networking platform so that they can exchange ideas on issues of global trade and investment.
The summit starts on Monday, and ends on Wednesday.