WLP Welcomes SMME Chamber of Commerce

WLP Welcomes SMME Chamber of Commerce

Date: 08/02/2023

World Logistics Passport welcomes the SMME Chamber of Commerce to its growing network in South Africa.

  • WLP initiative will improve trade connectivity further to nurture a collaborative business environment in South Africa
  • WLP has signed 15 partnership agreements in South Africa since its inception in 2020. 

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2023: The World Logistics Passport (WLP), 

The WLP now has 15 partners in South Africa and more than 200 partners globally. The WLP initiative has made significant progress since its launch in 2020, and the freight loyalty programme enables the possibility to support its network in new ways. Removing trade barriers, unlocking multimodal trade, ensuring a smooth overall trade journey for traders, and facilitating access to emerging markets are amongst some of the benefits members of the WLP can enjoy. 

Abdulrahman Bin Haidar, Head of World Logistics Passport governance, and Noah Debeila, President, and Chief Entrepreneur Organizer of the SMME Chamber of Commerce, signed the latest agreement at a virtual ceremony. His Excellency Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to South Africa, and other senior representatives from the UAE Embassy and WLP have witnessed the MoU signing.  

Commenting on the agreement, H.E. Mahash Al Hameli said: “The UAE continues to be the largest trading partner for South Africa in the Gulf region and second-largest partner in the African continent. We look forward with key partners like the SMME Chamber of Commerce in South Africa to unlock new areas of future trade and investment cooperation between the two nations. This is in line with the UAE’s commitment to strengthening trading in South Africa, fueling the countries development and growth.”  

Abdulrahman Bin Haider said: “We are delighted to welcome the SMME Chamber of Commerce in South Africa as a valued partner to WLP. We aim to further engage with our global network of WLP partners and members to discuss the real challenges faced by the trade and logistics industry in South Africa and worldwide. We thank the UAE Embassy in South Africa for their continuous effort and support to enhance WLP’s expansion through building profitable trade and economic ties with top international and regional companies in vital sectors.”  

Noah Debeila said: “Through this strategic agreement with WLP, we emphasize strengthening the bilateral trade and economic development between the UAE and South Africa. We are committed to enhancing the trading journey for both nations, stimulating business growth, and increasing the attractiveness of Africa for investment.”