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Following two seminars on doing business in the Republic of the Sudan, new insights in the economic development of the country, as well as the recent lifting of the majority of its sanctions, the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) will now organise a trade mission to the Republic of Sudan. It will do so in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan to the Netherlands, the Sudanese Businessmen & Employers organisation, and with support from the Dutch Embassy in Khartoum.

The mission will take place between 25 February and March 1, 2018. A three day mission programme will be organised including matchmaking, site and company visits and business meetings. Three Dutch top sectors, Agro & Food, Energy, Transport & Logistics, will be the target sectors of the trade mission. Registration is now open. Costs: Euro 2.250. (Eearly bird: euro 2.000 for registrations before January 1, 2018) Check with RVO the options of using a mission voucher. 



Sunday, February 25th:

Departure to Sudan, arrival at night (KLM/KQ) 

February 26th. Day 1. Meetings with Government officials, experts in agriculture. Official opening dinner

February 27th. Day 2. Companie visits in Khartoum and possible Wad Medani. 

February 28th. Day 3. Matchmaking and individual follow-up

March 1. Departure. 

*please note that this is a draft programme, details will be added in the build up towards the trade mission depending on input and the needs of participating companies.

Practical information

Participation and Registration

Participation costs: € 2250 , - excl. VAT.

Early bird fee: € 2000 , - excl. VAT. The early bird rate will be available soon.

Costs for travel, accommodation and other individual expenses are to be met individually. NABC will provide a suggestion for your travel and stay. Prior to the mission, participants will be provided with appropriate guidance regarding both substantive and logistical matters.



Agriculture & Agrofood: Seeds – Dairy – Poultry – Meat-processing – New and second hand agricultural equipment.

Agribusiness and livestock play a central role in food security and employment opportunities in Sudan. The sector contributes to ca. 33% of GDP and the Sudanese government has therefore identified agribusiness as a priority sector for economic growth. Estimations indicate that ca. 9% of the land is being used for agricultural purposes, while 47 % of the land has cultivable potential.[1] With an eye on the development of the agricultural sector in combination with the recent provisional lifting of the sanctions, the potential for Dutch agricultural equipment, products and knowledge is significant.

  • Quick Scan - Poultry - Eastern Provinces - click here
  • Report - Agro Inputs - click here
  • Report - Horticulture - click here
  • Report - Sorghum - click here
  • Market Analysis - Guar - click here

Energy - Renewable energy (solar, wind), oil and gas.

The Republic of the Sudan has always been endowed with a vast amount of natural resources, but more recently renewable energy is becoming increasingly important to ensure a more sustainable future. The government, in cooperation with international organisations, fosters the development of green energy and enhanced access of communities to sustainable electrification through grid-connected wind energy plants and solar mini-grids. The Sudan Renewable Energy Master Plan is used to avoid dependence on an oil-based market and further development of renewable options like small hydropower mini-grids, development of geothermal resources and bio-energy options.[2]

Transport & Logistics - Rail, road, air, and logistical service providers

The growth of the agriculture & food and energy sectors is directly related to the mobility of goods and people. Recent developments have shown that the development of infrastructure and logistical services plays an important role in further economic development. For this reason the transport and logistics sector is identified as a key sector in the economic development of the country.

This trade mission aims at bringing together and guiding various parties which are interested in exploring opportunities in Sudan. Companies will be actively supported in finding the right business matches.

[1] Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Handels- en investeringscijfer Soedan Nederland (Trade and investment numbers Sudan the Netherlands) (May 2017), N. Shuman & The Unit, Overview and quick scan of the poultry sector in Sudan with focus on the Eastern Provinces (May 2017) 16-17., 16

[2] Country Programme Action Plan between the Government of the Republic of Sudan and the United Nations Develo9pment Programme 2013-2016 (2013). 

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Trade mission details

From February 26, 2018
Till March 02, 2018
Khartoum, Sudan
+31 70 304 3618