SIW2018 Invitation 26072018

July 13, 2018 Gaborone, Botswana:
The Republic of Namibia will from 30th July -1 August, 2018 host the third SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek under the theme; Promoting Infrastructure and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development.
The SADC Industrialisation Week is a public-private engagement platform that helps to foster new opportunities for intra-African trade and investment in the southern African region.
The EU will be presenting and we hope to see you all soon.

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Some background documents:

Geographical Indications report display

The SADC-EU EPA includes a bilateral protocol on the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs).

The EU gets protection for 251 GIs including 120 wines. South Africa gets protection for 105 GI names: 102 wine names and three agricultural product names — Rooibos tea, Karoo lamb and Honeybush tea. South Africa can add 30 agricultural product names in the future.

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Workshop on the protection and promotion of Geographical Indications

20 November 2017, Cape Town

International regulatory framework and enforcement of GIs

GIs contribution to economic growth and rural development

Developing strategies to add value and promote GIs

Closing remarks

Press Release

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