Mwanakatwe wants South Africa to resolve disputes regarding Zambian exports

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mumbiCommerce Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe is optimistic that Zambia and South Africa will resolve disputes regarding the export of organic products into South Africa.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe says this will mitigate trade imbalances between the two countries.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe says the move will allow the Zambian honey to easily penetrate the South African market.The Minister was speaking when she opened the 2015 Zambia-South Africa Trade and Investment Forum in Lusaka.

Mrs. Mwanakatwe says government has embarked on various policy reforms such as reducing the licensing regime as part of attracting more investors into various sectors of the economy.

And South African High Commissioner to Zambia Sikose Mji says unemployment challenges affecting the continent and the region have not spared Zambia and South Africa.

She says the business delegation from South Africa is looking at establishing a win-win situation for all as this will mitigate trade imbalances between the two countries

Ms Mji said this is what the Late South African President Nelson Mandela promoted under the spirit of building each other and one another.