In what was widely regarded as an essential step to transform the Namibian Retail sector, stakeholders recently met in Windhoek to advance plans for a negotiated transformational model for that sector. The stakeholders meeting was facilitated by the Namibia Trade Forum (NTF), an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, with the objective to map out the formation of Task Teams, their terms of references, as well as the guidelines to guide the development of the Namibian Retail Charter.Read More
The Charter was launched in 2016. It aims to remove barriers to entry of Namibian products on the retail shelves.It is against this background that we are calling upon all manufacturers in Namibia to provide us with the following information:
-Contact details, sector and location in Namibia;
-Product type / produced or manufactured;
-Whether products are stocked on the shelves of retailers in Namibia, if affirmative which retailers.
The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) has held consultative meetings over the past month with two of its committees, namely manufacturing and fisheries. These consultative meetings, the first in two years, are in line with fulfilling the NTF mandate to institutionalise public-private dialogue on trade and investment matters in Namibia. Taking its mandate from the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP4), the work of the NTF takes place at a committee level, whose representatives consist mainly of the private sector.Read More