ZEPARU, in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development organised a national dialogue on the National Industrial Policy, Trade Policy and Special Economic Zones. The national dialogue was held on the 28th of June 2018, at Manna Resort, and ran under the ran under the theme “Supporting Zimbabwe’s Economic Transformation through intensifying implementation of the Industrial Development Policy and Special Economic Zones”.
The national dialogue was funded by the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), under the Strengthening Capacity for Economic and Financial Governance (SGEFG) project, so as to support the implementation of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), the development of a new trade policy and the implementation of the national industrial policy.
The national dialogue provided a platform for a broad spectrum of stakeholders to provide input into the key policy documents taking cognisance of the new operating environment. The dialogue was also meant to assist in shaping the strategic focus in the implementation of SEZs in context of the formation of the Zimbabwe Industrial Development Authority (ZIDA).