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South Africa

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Evaluating the market in South Africa

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EDC Position

EDC Country Position – Open on a restricted basis

Open on restricted basis

What this means:

  • Responsive approach to business
  • EDC solutions are available on a restricted basis
How does EDC determine the position?

Risk Rating

EDC Country Position –Low  Medium Risk

Low to Medium Risk

What this means:

The Commercial Country Ceiling (CCC) Risk Rating is measured from low to high, and is meant to represent the best possible rating that can be assigned to a commercial business (obligor) in a country.

How does EDC determine the risk rating?

Business environment in South Africa

Through our representation in Johannesburg, we provide support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in South Africa. EDC’s market experts have developed strategic relationships with some major buyers, as well as a network of local contacts in the market. South Africa’s economy is currently undergoing significant changes, however EDC remains open for business in specific parts of the economy.
  • Agriculture 
  • Consumer Goods
  • Machinery - Packaging, Industrial & Analytical Instruments
  • Oil and Gas
  • Plastics and Chemicals
  • Telecom
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Alicia McCarthy

Senior Trade Advisor, EDC

Alicia McCarthy  Senior Trade Advisor, EDC