Algeria Angola Benin
Botswana Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
DR of Congo (DRC) Djibouti
Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea
Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi
Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nigeria Niger
Republic of Congo(RC)
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal Sierra Leone
South Africa Sudan Swaziland
Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe
Helping Indian companies do business with Africa
INDIA : India’s Trade with the African Region notched US$ 38.96 Billion in the year 2009-10 (DGCI&S provisional figures) constituting 8.37% share in India’s total trade. Trade with the region has grown at a CAGR of 18.10% from US$ 4.48 Billion in 1996-97.
AFRICA : 54 Countries, 1 billion people, US$ 1.01 Billion of trade. Imports worth US$ 468 billion include Mineral Fuels, Oils, Machinery, Vehicles including Boats, Ships, Aircrafts, Electronics & Electricals, Iron & Steel & Articles thereof, Cereals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals, etc.
Top 20 product groups imported by select African countries ............. [More].
Focus Africa Programme
"Focus Africa" Programme was initially launched on 31.3.2002 with focus on seven countries of Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Region, viz., South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia. With a view to further widen and deepen India's trade with Africa, the scope of this Programme was further extended with effect from 1.4.2003 to include Angola, Botswana, Ivory-Coast, Madagascar, Mozambique, Senegal, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe, along-with the six countries of North Africa, viz., Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Sudan, Morocco and Algeria. Thus, the following 24 countries are covered under the programme :-
Under this Programme, Government extends assistance to
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exporters and Export Promotion Councils etc. to undertake visits to countries in Africa to organize/participate in trade fairs and exhibitions, hold B-2-B meetings etc. African trade delegations are also sponsored to visit India. These export promotion activities are conducted by various Export Promotion Councils and Apex Chambers with grant under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme.
Ongoing activities under this programme are:-