GSGP Africa Trade Office

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers is a unique partnership initiated by the Governors and Premiers of the Great Lake American States and Canadian Provinces. The Conference opened their Africa operations in January 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa and has since provided assistance to firms seeking new markets across Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands. 

Services to Companies in the Member States and Provinces

The Africa Trade Office has grown over the last decade and provides a wide range of services to firms from Michigan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as other Great Lakes states and provinces involved in the GSGP international trade programs. This office, with staff across Africa, assists companies from within our participating states with market research and in locating business partners across Africa.

Other services include company background checks, government regulatory requirement research, current trend analysis and supply of particular information relating to market entry. Our objective is to remain flexible to the wealth creation objectives of the many types of businesses we assist.

The GSGP runs multi-state trade missions approximately every two years.  State governments have trade missions to various parts of Africa on a regular basis.

Government Pages of the Great Lakes States represented through the GSGP Africa Trade Office

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State / Provincial Governments that work indirectly through GSGP Africa through GSGP

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Contractor in Africa

Zurcom International (Pty) Ltd assumed the responsibility of representing the Council of Great Lakes Governors for purposes of trade facilitation in January 2005. Offices are based in Pretoria and Durban with staff across the continent of Africa. Our consulting team have a wide range of top quality experience in international trade facilitation from a range of geographic and industry specific areas. Professional assistance and the provision of exceptional service are part of our services to companies seeking profitable opportunities. 

Zurcom International holds the trade facilitation contract for the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers; a multi-governmental organization based out of Chicago, representing the eight American states and two Canadian provinces around the Great Lakes of North America. Firms requiring tailor-made services for new market entry are serviced individually within the context of their own special requirements.