Fri, 10 Jul 2020

LUSAKA, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Zambia on Friday launched an online portal aimed to provide information on trade to stakeholders.

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma, who launched the portal, said the Zambia Trade Information Portal will help the country do better in business and trade.

The portal has been developed in line with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement, which obliges governments to be transparent and to provide practical guides to trade formalities.

Yaluma said the portal is an authoritative platform for credible business information.

"It will improve trade flow and cement the country's strategic position in promoting commerce in the region," he said.

The minister said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new innovation in conducting business, adding that the portal responds to the new norm as there is little physical contact among traders.

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