The South Sudan-China Friendship Association (SSCHIFA) met with South Sudanese traders in a bid to air the issues hampering trade between South Sudan and China on Saturday afternoon, 9th of December. Up to 30 traders and representatives of varying companies attended the meeting with SSCHIFA President Hon. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Board Member Prof. Nyiel Gordon Kuol and Executive Secretary Mr. Reuben Kuany at the Shandong High Speed building as they searched for aid in addressing issues and possible solutions relating to the importing/exporting of commodities to and from China.
Some traders urged SSCHIFA to consider advocating to remove some trade barriers. These barriers including high and discouraging duties collected by various government departments. They wished that the association would advocate on their behalf in order to ease the issue of taxes as the current economic times can be somewhat challenging. Furthermore, the traders expressed enthusiasm and excitement at the prospect of trading with China via SSCHIFA.
SSCHIFA President Hon. Barnaba Marial encouraged the traders to continue running their businesses and not to give up. He assured them that SSCHIFA would do it's best in accordance with the association mandate to facilitate the traders in doing business between South Sudan and China. SSCHIFA is recognised by both South Sudan and China and as such it has the ability to assist business people between both nations. As trade and culture are currently integral avenues for enabling the people-to-people relations between South Sudan and China, SSCHIFA continually seeks to further trade and cultural exchanges and collaboration. SSCHIFA is acting upon the issues discussed during Saturday afternoon's meeting and encourages companies or entrepreneurs looking to do business between South Sudan and China to become members of SSCHIFA.
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