Commonwealth trade for global growth

Commonwealth trade for global growth

Durban-based Into Africa Project Logistics (IAPL) is set to be the first logistics partner in Africa to get on board the Commonwealth Trading and Collaboration Platform; a collaborative business e-community launched by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the AMPP Group.

“We are currently experiencing a technology-driven revolution in the way businesses collaborate. The Commonwealth is uniquely positioned to lead the way in leveraging technology to facilitate trade and business globally,” explains Pierre Proner, CEO, AMPP Group.

The AMPP Group works at the crossroads of cutting-edge technology and fully integrated client services to deliver technology-driven initiatives to both business-to-business and business-to-consumer audiences.

The Commonwealth Trading and Collaboration platform is a cloud-based platform designed to connect buyers and suppliers. It will allow organisations across the 53 Commonwealth Countries to:

  • Establish direct contacts with their business counterparts in the Commonwealth;
  • Gain access to current market intelligence across the 53 member states, unlocking huge investment potential;
  • Promote their products and services to thousands of platform members;
  • Access thought leadership content on doing business in the Commonwealth;
  • Develop lucrative trade opportunities;
  • Consult with experts when entering new and emerging markets.

“We were thrilled at the announcement of this collaborative development in November last year, and the Commonwealth Trade Initiative’s subsequent request for us to get on board. This ability to connect effortlessly with potential business partners in real-time in an e-community provides a phenomenal opportunity for further growth into Africa,” says Michelle Stuart, general manager of IAPL.


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