South African Furniture Initiative

Global Exporters Passport Programme - Assessment for Exporter Development

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with provincial stakeholders invite both existing and potential exporters to apply for an Exporter Development Training. The purpose of the training is to prepare SMEs for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets.

Interested companies are required to complete the attached export readiness assessment form. The form will be used as a diagnostic tool to determine the export readiness of each company and recommend the most appropriate intervention level of training based on the information furnished by the companies.

The training is clustered in to four phases (kindly see the forms below) for more information.

Global Exporters Passport Programme (GEPP)
GEPP Dates
GEPP Invitation
Assessment Tool for Exporter Development

Please note that only companies meeting minimum score according to the assessment tool will be eligible to attend and participate in the training.

Completed form can be forwarded to the following officials:

Tshepo Maroga:, 012 394 5624
Nomandla Boyce:, 012 394 1312
Phina Mashilo:, 012 394 1060

Should you require further information contact Ms Phina Mashilo, Department of Trade and Industry, Division: Trade and Investment SA, Export Development and Support, Tel:+27 12 394 1060, Fax:+27 12 394 2060 or E-mail: