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WHO WE ARE

A STRONG PARTNER For Southern Africa

The European Union Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Africa is a member-driven, non-profit, fee-based organisation representing European business in Southern Africa.

The EU has historically been South Africa’s main trading partner and the biggest source of foreign direct investment (FDI). Firms from EU Member States represent over 75% of SA’s total FDI inward flow of $1.325bn (2017).

A Chamber of Chambers, it represents the consolidated interests in policy discussions of all European bilateral Chambers of Commerce in South Africa, such as France, Germany, Spain, Austria, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Portugal, and Central Europe.

Established in 2015 after 24 months of consultation with European bilateral Chambers of Commerce, the South African government, business and other stakeholders, the EU Chamber is the voice of all European investors in Southern Africa, that is, 2,000 companies with 300,000 employees.

The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and honoured by the patronage of the EU Ambassador to South Africa.