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IDC - How to apply for funding
Aimed at manufacturers and providers of exported capital goods or services. The aim is to provide competitive US Dollar and Rand financing to prospective foreign buyers of equipment.

Export Capital
Exportcapital is a fund management firm dedicated to helping outstanding entrepreneurs build category-defining export projects. They are mandated by the South African export development fund to invest approximately R220 million in projects that will enhance South African exports. the SAEDF is a closed fund - meaning that all proceeds from our investments return to the fund, which is governed by a board of trustees where the department of trade and industry is represented.

MBendi - Guide to Exporting - Export Finance
MBendi provides a guide to exporting from South Africa. This export finance guide includes information about Export Credit Insurance, Factoring, Confirming and Bank Finance.

Incentive Schemes

Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme
The purpose of assistance under the EMIA scheme is to partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in respect of activities aimed at developing export markets for South African products and services and to recruit new foreign direct investment into South Africa. See also these pages on ExportHelp...

Primary Export Market Research Scheme
Assistance is provided to partially compensate exporters for costs incurred in developing new export markets.

National Pavilions
Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) participates in selected trade fairs and exhibitions abroad by means of a National Pavilion or Mini National Pavilion. Assistance is therefore provided to qualifying South African exporters to introduce South African products into foreign markets by participating in suitable foreign exhibitions in a cost effective manner.

Individual Exhibitions
Assistance is granted to individual exporters to exhibit products at recognised exhibitions abroad where TISA does not provide for a national pavilion.

Outward Selling Trade Missions
Assistance is provided to South African exporters who wish to make contact with foreign buyers with a view to conclude new export orders.

Outward Investment Recruitment Missions
Assistance is provided to South African enterprises participating in Outward Investment Missions with a view to encourage and attract foreign direct investment into South Africa.

Inward Buying Trade Missions
Assistance is provided to organisers of inward buying trade missions to enable prospective buyers to make contact with South African exporters to conclude export orders. The group mission must be organised by a qualifying organisation, export council or TISA. Companies qualify in terms of the individual Inward Buying Mission scheme.

Inward Investment Missions
The purpose of the scheme is to provide assistance to organisers of Inward Investment Missions to facilitate foreign direct investment into South Africa.

Sector Specific Assistance
Assistance is provided to specific industry sectors

MBendi - Guide to Exporting - Export Incentives
MBendi provides a guide to exporting from South Africa. This export incentives guide includes information about the Tariff Restructuring Programme, Other forms of assistance, Sector Assistance Scheme and Innovation support programmes for different industries.

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Step 5:Confirming management's commitment to exports
Step 6: Undertaking an initial SWOT analysis of the firm
Step 7:Selecting and researching potential countries abroad
Step 8: Preparing and implementing your export plan
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Step 10: Managing your export risk
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Step 12: Negotiating and quoting in exports
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