A significant priority of the Gauteng government is expanding foreign trade and achieving a stable, growing, and integrated economic region.

The Trade, Investment and Regulatory Enablement unit focuses on attracting investment and successfully establishing Gauteng as a preferred destination for investment opportunities while actively promoting export opportunities for Gauteng-based businesses. It builds regional and continental networks and trade platforms and identifies opportunities for export development across the region, continent and beyond.

The unit is home to the InvestSA Gauteng One-Stop-Shop, an investment promotion agency for the province. Gauteng is the smallest province by geographical size but has the highest

economic activity. Investment promotion results in much-needed capital, job creation, skills development, technology and exports, and increases productivity and innovation.