India Business Delegation to Africa 2023

Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, is organising Indian Business Delegation to Africa, to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India-Africa, with a focus on the services sector. We hereby cordially invite you to be a part of this stakeholder's outreach program and explore the business opportunities in the respective service sector.

The Business Meetings are schedule in different countries as follows :

Cairo, Egypt

23rd & 24th January 2023.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

25th & 27th January 2023.

Nairobi, Kenya

30th & 31st January 2023.

Johannesburg, South Africa

2nd & 3rd February 2023.

Agenda of meeting – Exploring Possibilities

  • Business Tie-Ups, Technology Transfer Cooperation, and Joint Venture.
  • Outsourcing and purchasing from India to fulfilling Global Demand.
  • Meeting Indian Ministry of Commerce and other diplomats to learn trade benefits

India-Africa Trade Relations

India and Africa have experienced a revival in recent years, and there are strong reasons for optimism that the partnership could be mutually beneficial. With cumulative investments at $73.9 billion from 1996-2021, India is among the top five investors in the African region. India's bilateral trade with Africa has now reached $89.5 billion in 2021- 22 compared with $56 billion the previous year. Notably, through the Duty-Free Tariff Preference (DFTP) Scheme that extends duty-free access to 98.2 percent of India's total tariff lines, India has opened its market to African countries. So far 33 LDC African nations have been entitled to get benefits under this scheme.

Building on a growing trade and investment portfolio, India now has a strategy with clear guiding principles and areas of focus. The private sector is key to this strategy, particularly in the areas of skill and capacity-building initiatives, education, health care, medical value travel, and IT & ITES. Moreover, underpinning the seriousness of India’s Africa policy shift, the country has made maritime security a key pillar in most of its engagement with countries like Kenya and South Africa.

Experts anticipate that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is already operational, to boost the levels of trade and investment, development of value chains, and industrialization across the African region.

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