1961 – Second Central African Trade Fair

Second Central African Trade Fair

3-14 May 1961

The Second Central African Trade Fair was held in 1961 in Bulawayo, Rhodesia & Nyasaland.

During the second fair, U.S. firms were invited to exhibit with the intention of expanding markets in coffee, sugar, yarn, silk, cotton, clothing, paper, fertilisers, oils & lubricants, tires, electrics, iron and steel piping, plate sheets, machinery, cranes, elevators, motor cars, trucks, tractors and locomotives. A U.S. information booth operated at the fair which was an extension of the regular trade promotion activities undertaken by the Foreign Service Post.

All exhibitors intending to exhibit were provided with free entry and duties applied to goods sold at the end of the fair.



  • Foreign Commerce Weekly, Volume 65
  • Geoff Brakspear
  • Simon Peetoom