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Business opportunities in Southern Africa markets

This material focuses on business opportunities in Southern Africa markets, specifically highlighting the experiences of Estonian companies in Namibia and potential collaborations between Latvian and Estonian companies in sectors like fish processing and ICT for the South-African markets. It provides insights into specific companies' activities, market opportunities, and practical advice for doing business in Namibia and South Africa.

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Doing business in SADC region

This report is a market analysis, which aims to provide basic information of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) business environment. In addition to the overall analysis of the SADC business environment, the report pays close attention to the following countries: Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia.

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Heading for Southern African markets

Feasibility study on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and on the resources required in the Southern African markets

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Technical and operational insights for businesses entering Namibian markets

This report describes some specific technical and operational requirements necessary to take into consideration when planning a business venture in the Southern African market. In this report, Namibia is used as an example. The report is written with a view to small and medium-sized businesses from the Central Baltic region which are interested in entering the Namibian market.

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Project SME Aisle final online seminar (part 1/3)

Watch a video about project "SME Aisle" stakeholder management.

Project SME Aisle final online seminar (part 2/3)

Watch a video about project "SME Aisle" stakeholder management.

Project SME Aisle final online seminar (part 3/3)

Watch a video about project "SME Aisle" stakeholder management.

SME Aisle Online communication in Central Baltic and Southern Africa

Watch a video about differences and practices of online communication between the Central Baltic and Southern Africa.


SME Aisle project was implemented in 2018 – 2022. The project objective was to support SMEs from Central Baltic (Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Sweden) with an ambition and potential to enter into new markets in Southern Africa using Namibia as a stable entry point. Themes are shipbuilding, maritime and logistics, renewable energy, automation and ICT.

Project partners:
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (Latvia)
Estonian Maritime Academy (Estonia) Prizztech, Ltd (Finland)

Project LEF SME Aisle is co-financed by Interreg Central Baltic Programme

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