ZAMBIA – HUB OF CENTRAL SOUTHERN AFRICA
Download
1 / 9

ZAMBIA – HUB OF CENTRAL SOUTHERN AFRICA - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 117 Views
  • Uploaded on

ZAMBIA – HUB OF CENTRAL SOUTHERN AFRICA. James Thornton British High Commissioner to Zambia. Presentation Outline Bilateral Trade Strengths Trade and Investment Opportunities Challenges British Companies in Zambia Conclusion. Bilateral trade. Strengths.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' ZAMBIA – HUB OF CENTRAL SOUTHERN AFRICA' - tana-hughes


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

ZAMBIA – HUB OF CENTRAL SOUTHERN AFRICA

James Thornton

British High Commissioner to Zambia


  • Presentation Outline

  • Bilateral Trade

  • Strengths

  • Trade and Investment Opportunities

  • Challenges

  • British Companies in Zambia

  • Conclusion



Strengths

  • Generally stable political system

  • UK strong brand

  • Strong growth; reasonable macro economic fundamentals

  • Abundant natural resources presenting good investment and trade opportunities

  • MFEZ - Incentives

  • Unlimited repatriation of after tax profits

  • Progressive banking, legal and insurance services of international standards.

  • Good place to work & live, friendly people


Trade and investment opportunities
Trade and investment opportunities

  • Mining: Zambia possesses Africa’s largest known copper and emerald reserves

  • Agriculture: only 1.5 m ha of the 42m ha arable land is under cultivation; accounts for about 40% of the fresh water resources in Southern Africa

  • Energy: Potential to produce 6,000MW of hydro energy, currently only producing 1, 980MW

  • Manufacturing: Multi Facility Economic Zones established to support investment

  • Tourism: 20 national parks, 34 game management areas, home to Victoria falls

  • Infrastructure: Massive projects being undertaken, roads, rail, electricity generation and airports

  • Rapidly growing urban middle class


Challenges

  • Landlocked country, input costs tend to be high

  • Underperforming education and training system

  • Poor infrastructure

  • Red tape

  • Limits on work permits for expats

  • Preferential treatment of Zambian companies bidding for public contracts

  • Regulatory changes introduced with little notice

  • Political constraints to laying off workers

  • Land rights for customary land can be bureaucratic

UNCLASSIFIED



Conclusion

  • No UKTI presence at present

  • A market that requires work

  • But strong economic growth and good margins


Contact us

Contact Us

CONTACT US

 Tel: +260 211 423200

Email: [email protected]

@FCOJamesT

Website: www.gov.uk/world/zambia

www.facebook.com/UkinZambia

@UkinZambia


ad