Sudan is an Arab republic located in the Nile Valley of North Africa, bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the southwest, and Chad to the west and Libya to the northwest. It split into two countries in 2011 due to conflict; forming Sudan and South Sudan. It is the third largest country in Africa with a surface area of an area of 1,886,068 square kilometres with an estimated population of 37 million persons.
Sudan is a member of the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Its economic profile is summarized below: Sudan is in the process of reconstruction and is implementing some political and economic reforms which can restore the country to its growth path. The economy is largely driven by the oil sector, with oil and petroleum products being the largest export revenue earners with mining and oil contributing about 8% GDP. The services sector contributes to approximately 46% GDP, with agriculture at 34% and manufacturing at 9%.
Sudan Trade Point
Sudan Trade Point is a trade facilitation center uses the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) to serve the Sudanese traders, businessmen and foreign investors by receiving all the services and information related to the national and international trade. Sudan Trade Point aims to encourage, promote, and improve Sudan foreign trade and performance in international markets with specific emphasis on Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs), and create the trade opportunities in order to introduce themselves and market their goods and services and products, and finding new markets and partners in the world wide, and eliminate procedures and reduce cost. This is through WTPF network, which connected with more than (130) trade points in more than (90) countries world wide, to provide and facilitate the trade information, which is play important and essential role in international trade transaction.
Private Sector Participation
- Sudan Trade Point www.tpsudan.gov.sd
- Sudanese Businessmen and Employers http://www.sudabiz.org
- Union of Sudanese Chambers of Commerce
- Sudanese Chambers of Industries Association http://www.sudanindustry.org
- Sudanese Banks Union
- Gum Arabic Council
- Farmers Union
- Union of Chambers of Transportation
- Insurance Companies Union
- Cooperatives National Union