The Export Start Programme
Through the Export Start Programme, small and medium-sized Danish companies can receive counselling-support from the Trade Council’s advisors, present in the export markets.
Export Start Growth
In South Africa, an Export Start Package consists of 50 hours of counselling. 50 % of the regular hourly rate of DKK 925 is subsidised. Thus the price of one export package, containing 50 hours, is DKK 23.125. Additional hours may be purchased at the regular rate per hour. A company is eligible to recieve up to 6 packages in total, either to one market or several markets.
The company must have
• Fewer than 100 employees
• An annual turnover of less than DKK 150 million
A total subsidy of 50% will be given when approaching the South African market. The Trade Council logs time spent on all assignments continuously. This allows us - and you as a customer - to monitor time consumption closely as the work progresses.
If a lower number of hours are required than originally expected, or if a higher number of hours could be beneficial to ensure the desired outcome, we will inform you immediately to discuss a possible re-allocation of hours.
How to apply
The application form for the Trade Council’s Export Start Programme can be found at virk.dk under Eksportstart. See more on how to apply at Eksportrådet.
You can also contact the Trade Council directly at +27 (012) 430-9340, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the end of apartheid, B-BBEE policies have been adopted by the South African government, aiming at promoting economic transformation in order to enable meaningful participation of black people in the economy. There are therefore a number of precautions one must make before entering the South African market. However, provided the right formula, B-BBEE can also be a powerful and rewarding business tool.
It is important for Danish companies intending to enter the South African market to be aware of the B-BBEE (Broad-Based-Black-Economic Empowerment) legislation and take into consideration when the B-BBEE score of a company is relevant. The B-BBEE score is one of the determining factors for all public – and some semi-public procurement and therefore companies need to look at this factor in the start-up phase.
Should you be in need of advice on what B-BBEE means for your business, we encourage you to contact the Trade Council. We can assist with B-BBEE legislation and various consultancy assignments.