Welcome to the Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Africa Trade Office

The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers is a unique partnership initiated by the Governors and Premiers of the Great Lake American States and Canadian Provinces. The Conference opened their Africa operations in January 1999 in Johannesburg, South Africa and has since provided assistance to firms seeking new markets across sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

Services to Companies in the Member States

The Africa Trade Office has grown over the last decade and provides a wide range of services to firms from New York, Michigan and Wisconsin as well as other Great Lakes states and provinces involved in the CGLSLGP international trade programs. This office assists companies from within our participating states with market research and in locating business partners within southern Africa. Other services include company background checks, and supply of particular information relating to market entry. Our objective is to remain flexible to the wealth creation objectives of the many types of businesses we assist.

Council of Great Lakes Governors Contractor in South Africa

Zurcom International (Pty) Ltd assumed the responsibility of representing the Council of Great Lakes Governors for purposes of trade facilitation in January 2005. Offices are based in Pretoria and Durban with staff in Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa, Mauritius in the Indian Ocean region and Ghana in West Africa. Our consulting team have a wide range of top quality experience in international trade facilitation. Professional assistance and the provision of exceptional service are part of our services to companies seeking profitable opportunities.

Government Pages of the Great Lakes States represented through the CGLG Southern Africa Trade Office (click on the flag)

PAMEX 2012-2014

The Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX) is an initiative that provides assistance to Pennsylvania (PA) companies to successfully penetrate the Southern African market.

Click here to find out more.