Brexit – good for SA?

UK High Commissioner Nigel Casey, ( above left), says that post-Brexit, South Africa and the SADC-Mozambique bloc will be able to negotiate one-on-one trade deals with the UK, and not be tied to European Union restrictions.

South Africans need not fear Brexit as it will be good for this country, UK High Commissioner to South Africa, residing in Pretoria,  Nigel Casey insists. Britain’s departure from the European Union on 31 October, will bring increased trade and development between the UK and South Africa.

What’s in it for South Africa?

According to Casey, “Our economies are complementary. There are very few products where we are in competition with South Africa. There are strong markets in the UK for SA’s  wines, fruits and fruit juices, for which there is enormous demand in British supermarkets. Britain exports automotive parts and the only clash of interest may be in the chicken meat area.

With the European Union out of the equation, countries can set their own policies and as a true politician, Casey said this will drive development in Africa, which had not been the case in the past.

Source: DM, edited for style and length.






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