Centre for Export Development’s mandate is to promote African exports and the same time foster the actions of the exporter and solidifying the export culture in the continent. We identify barriers to export and find solutions to make export businesses prosper.
We focus on the export building capacity of emerging and experienced exporter to ensure export ready status and sustainability

Why Choosing CED?

We focus on the building export capacity of emerging and experienced exporter to ensure they get export ready and trade sustainly

Why Invest in South Africa?

There are many reasons why South Africa has become the  “Gateway to Africa,” the most attractive place for investments on the continent.

Trade Facilitations

We provide South African based companies with the following services: Access to new markets, Trade Leads , Export Training, Export incentives and trade development services.

Business Intelligence

Our Business Intelligence and Planning amis to improve South Africa’s ability to conceptualize and implement targeted initiatives that will grow the key sectors of the economy and accelerate inclusive economic growth.

Economic Infrastructure Opportunities

A number of major industrial development and infrastructure investment initiatives are currently underway in South Africa, with several projects managed by the CED.

Investor Services

The primary output is to improve the the country’s ability to attract and retain investments ( FDI) and enhance export capability resulting in economic growth, that contributes to business growth, job creation and poverty reduction;

CED Investor Centre

The centre was set up to support  entrepreneurs from concept to export, we hold your hand all the way, our testimonies speak for them self.


To be the implementation arm of South Africa Economic Development and to assist the relevant department to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development across the country.