The ECDC in partnership with SAFLEC (South African Footwear & Leather Export Council) will be hosting a Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) Application to:

Francal, Brazil:  3 – 5 June 2019

For more information please follow the links:  and


ECDC and SAFLEC are in the process of applying for Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS) funding for the above mentioned show. This funding will cover the following costs for exhibitors, applicable to a turnover of under 25 million or 51% Black owned.

  • 100% of the costs of return flights;
  • 100% of the costs of ground transport;
  • 100% of the rental of the stand;
  • 100% of the cost of accommodation;
  • 100% of the costs related to the transport of the product to trade show and back – maximum 30 kg;

Kindly ensure that Valid original tax clearance is sent through to ECDC along with your BEE certificate. If you are a small company and do not have you BEE certificate, please complete the attached affidavit and send this through with your application.

Please note that due to the influx of applications normally received, applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and will be dependent on accuracy and completion of documents required and a curation process. Proof that you have an export strategy in place is required.

Kindly note approved companies will be required to pay a R3000.00 administration fee. This amount will only be payable once the DTI has approved the funding and your company name is included on the approval letter.


Closing date for all applications is Wednesday, 30 January 2019.


Please find the SSAS application form and guidelines below as well as the checklist and copy of an affidavit.

Complete and return the application form to Asisipho Fihlani. Kindly note that all incentives are dependent of DTI adjudication out-come.

For more information contact:

Asisipho Fihlani: ECDC – East London

Tel: 043 7045618