• Short Summary

    Faced with trade losses caused by boycotts overseas, South Africa is taking a timely opportunity of penetrating new markets in East Africa and in the Persian Gulf area.

  • Description

    Faced with trade losses caused by boycotts overseas, South Africa is taking a timely opportunity of penetrating new markets in East Africa and in the Persian Gulf area.

    Owners of the 5,000-ton Dutch freighter "Van Riebeeck", who have recently begun sailings between the Union and the Persian Gulf, offered free display space on the ship for a floating trade fair during a 6-week trip in the Gulf area. Fully equipped, the "Van Riebeeck" left Durban Aug 26.

    The publicity tour is backed by South Africa's Department of Commerce and Industry, and 22 of the Union's biggest firms are taking part. Products on exhibition range from wines to agricultural and building machinery.

    Union Minister of Economic Affairs Dr. N. Diedrichs said the establishment of the new shipping service brings a number of important markets within the reach of Union exporters - particularly those exporting perishable products.

    Two Government are boycotting South African goods because of Union racial policy - those of Ghana and Malaya.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KRGRAA3CAG1VLCQH3WIQJB98
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KRGRAA3CAG1VLCQH3WIQJB98
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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