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Retail Charter crawling with confidence

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) will enter into negotiations this month with the hope of  implementing the Namibian Retail Charter by the end of 2015. The Retail Charter is part of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Growth at Home Strategy in sourcing local goods and services from local retailers. The Namibia Trade Forum’s spokesperson Lapitomhinda Hashingola earlier this week said, “We need to advance our industrialisation agenda and aim for greater economic self-sufficiency.” He said that it has become common sense that the active participation of large relevant retailers is crucial in economic self-sufficiency. “Those who don’t, are expected to come on board and cooperate as the the Namibian Retail Charter is still work-in-progress. We are currently still in the development phase,” he added. The Namibian Retail Charter continues to receive support from government in policy beyond enforcement. He said the Trade Forum is positive and is confident that it will meet the 2015 deadline. “Upon implementation, the Namibian Retail Charter will also incorporate aspects such as self-evaluation and a Peer Review mechanism to measure whether the signatories are indeed moving towards their targets,” Hashingola said. The charter is currently in development phase with consultations with stakeholders in affiliated sectors  which have already started. The goods classification will include Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Clothing and Apparels (Semi-durables) and Building material/Hardware. Currently the NTF is serving as the highest Public/Private partnership on international and domestic trade, and investment matters of government as they are working closely with business associations such as Team Namibia, Manufacturers Associations as well as government agencies and regulators. The NTF believes that industrialisation will reduce unemployment and through local manufacturing leading to lasting changes in our people’s consumption tastes and needs.

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) will enter into negotiations this month with the hope of implementing the Namibian Retail Charter by the end of 2015. The Retail Charter is part of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Growth at Home Strategy in sourcing local goods and services from local retailers. The Namibia Trade Forum’s spokesperson Lapitomhinda Hashingola earlier this week said, “We need to advance our industrialisation agenda and aim for greater economic self-sufficiency.” He said that it has become common sense that the active participation of large relevant retailers is crucial in economic self-sufficiency. “Those who don’t, are expected to come on board and cooperate as the the Namibian Retail Charter is still work-in-progress. We are currently still in the development phase,” he added. The Namibian Retail Charter continues to receive support from government in policy beyond enforcement. He said the Trade Forum is positive and is confident that it will meet the 2015 deadline. “Upon implementation, the Namibian Retail Charter will also incorporate aspects such as self-evaluation and a Peer Review mechanism to measure whether the signatories are indeed moving towards their targets,” Hashingola said. The charter is currently in development phase with consultations with stakeholders in affiliated sectors which have already started. The goods classification will include Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Clothing and Apparels (Semi-durables) and Building material/Hardware. Currently the NTF is serving as the highest Public/Private partnership on international and domestic trade, and investment matters of government as they are working closely with business associations such as Team Namibia, Manufacturers Associations as well as government agencies and regulators. The NTF believes that industrialisation will reduce unemployment and through local manufacturing leading to lasting changes in our people’s consumption tastes and needs.

The Namibia Trade Forum (NTF) will enter into negotiations this month with the hope of  implementing the Namibian Retail Charter by the end of 2015.
The Retail Charter is part of the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Growth at Home Strategy in sourcing local goods and services from local retailers.
The Namibia Trade Forum’s spokesperson Lapitomhinda Hashingola earlier this week said, “We need to advance our industrialisation agenda and aim for greater economic self-sufficiency.”
He said that it has become common sense that the active participation of large relevant retailers is crucial in economic self-sufficiency. “Those who don’t, are expected to come on board and cooperate as the the Namibian Retail Charter is still work-in-progress. We are currently still in the development phase,” he added.

The Namibian Retail Charter continues to receive support from government in policy beyond enforcement. He said the Trade Forum is positive and is confident that it will meet the 2015 deadline.
“Upon implementation, the Namibian Retail Charter will also incorporate aspects such as self-evaluation and a Peer Review mechanism to measure whether the signatories are indeed moving towards their targets,” Hashingola said. The charter is currently in development phase with consultations with stakeholders in affiliated sectors  which have already started. The goods classification will include Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Clothing and Apparels (Semi-durables) and Building material/Hardware. Currently the NTF is serving as the highest Public/Private partnership on international and domestic trade, and investment matters of government as they are working closely with business associations such as Team Namibia, Manufacturers Associations as well as government agencies and regulators.
The NTF believes that industrialisation will reduce unemployment and through local manufacturing leading to lasting changes in our people’s consumption tastes and needs.

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