After 4 years of inactivity the Cosmetic Export Council has been reactivated in the form of CECOSA, under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The Cosmetic Export Council Manager is Adéle Visser.
Export Councils are Public-Private-Partnerships with the dti, and are Section 21 (non-profit) company’s that represent the developmental and promotional objectives of a particular industry/industries on a national level.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) offers financial assistance to South African registered companies for activities aimed at developing export markets for South Africa. An example of the type of activity the dti promotes, is to provide funding to companies in order to showcase export-ready products at international exhibitions.
CECOSA will be offering Training Workshops to inform potential exhibitors of what assistance can be provided by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and what is on offer.The workshop will include methodology on how to go about maximising your participation in the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Funding schemes.
Cosmeticweb, August 2011