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GMP For Cosmetics – ISO 22716 Standard Training / Workshop

The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) in collaboration with the UK Government’s Trade Forward Southern Africa (TSA) will be hosting workshops to build capacity and technical assistance to enhance the Namibian Cosmetic Industry. This will allow Namibia’s cosmetic products to access the global market system, achieve the gender equality in trade and poverty alleviation across the [….]

Organic certification of natural plant ingredients from Southern Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

The Namibia Network of the Cosmetics Industry (NANCi) and Natural Products Association of Botswana (NPAB), in collaboration with the USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (USAID TradeHub), is delighted to invite you to participate in a webinar on how firms can prepare for and obtain organic certification in the natural products sector. The webinar [….]


The public is invited to comment on the proposed Good Agriculture and Collection Practice Plus (GACP+) standard for devil’s claw biotrade. Any person wishing to comment on the draft standard can do so by sending either comments posted in the document itself and sending such to or writing an email with your comments to Commenting is open [….]

Annual General Meeting 2021

The Namibia Network of the Cosmetics Industry held its first annual general meeting as a fully constituted friendly society on Friday, 22nd January 2021. Attendees were addressed by the Deputy Executive Director of the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, Dr. Michael Humavindu. In his opening speech, Dr. Humavindu highlighted progress made in the Growth @Home [….]

Namibia Tourism Expo 2020 Media Release

NANCi successfully sells “Cosmetic Made in Namibia” at the Tourism Expo 2020 Windhoek – 15 November 2020  The Namibia Network of the Cosmetics industry (NANCi) with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) “Promotion of Business Advisory and Economic Transformation Services” (ProBATS), the Global Business Networks and the Ministry of Industrialisation [….]

Namibia Tourism Expo 2020

Join us at NTE to purchase your “Made in Namibia” products from our members. Cash and card payments will be accepted. Expo times: 4 November, Wednesday – 14:00-23:00 5 November, Thursday – 12:00-23:00 6 November, Friday – 12:00-23:00 7 November, Saturday – 10:00-23:00 Visitors entrance fee: Adults – N$50 Children – N$30 (6-12 years) Children [….]

Cosmetic Sector Brief – German Version

Mit der Strategie „Growth at Home“ will die Regierung Namibias das regulatorische Rahmenwerk zur wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung aufstellen und verwalten. Die Strategie soll Wirtschaftswachstum und Entwicklung fördern und zu einem positiven Investitionsklima beitragen, Handel steigern sowie die industrielle Basis im Land entwickeln und ausbauen. Das Industry Growth Programme des namibischen Staates trägt dazu bei. Im Rahmen [….]