• Short Summary

    Zambia's annual trade fair has been attracting massive crowds and a large number of international exhibitors.

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    SV Sign across entrance, 'Zambia Trade Fair'
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    GV Large crowd at entrance
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    SV Kenya pavilion
    0.16

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    LV People entering Swaziland pavilion
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    GV Italian Fiat cars on display
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    GVs West German pavilion (2 shots)
    0.32

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    GV Swedish pavilion
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    SV Water pouring from irrigation pipe on Swedish stand
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    GV Swedish Volvo truck displaying rough surface capability
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    SV Crowds watching truck
    1.02

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    SV Mozambique pavilion
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    SV Yugoslav pavilion
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    CU Political slogans on Tanzanian pavilion, proclaiming Tanzanian-Zambian friendship
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    GV Crowd outside Tanzanian and neighbouring Zambian pavilion
    1.31



    Initials CL/2010



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    Background: Zambia's annual trade fair has been attracting massive crowds and a large number of international exhibitors.

    SYNOPSIS: The organisers of the six-day fair, which opened in the copperbelt town of Ndola at the beginning of July, reported attendances of several thousand people a day.

    The largest group of exhibitors were from nearby African nations. But Zambia, whose economy is based on the mining of copper, has relatively few economic links with other African nations. It's main trading partners are Britain and the rest of the European Economic Community, Japan, and the rest of Asia. Smaller but regular trading partners include the Soviet Union, other eastern European nations, and Latin American countries.

    This year, Swedish companies are displaying irrigation equipment and heavy trucks in an effort to establish themselves on the Zambian market. Agriculture, once the secondary economic mainstay to copper, has run down since independence -- but government efforts are being made to boost production to its former high leave. Road transport, too, is important -- and the better able a truck is to cope with rough surfaces, the more easily it will sell on a continent where it's uneconomic to maintain tarmac surfaces except in the cities and on some major cross-country routes.

    Tanzania -- one of Zambia's closest African allies and economic partners, mainly in transport services, was proud to state the ties between the two nations. Even their pavilions were side by side.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9Z8PW5UR5TUMN748UUAIUXZQW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9Z8PW5UR5TUMN748UUAIUXZQW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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