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ISSUE NO 48  – FEBRUARY 2016

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Dear Valued Partners,

Africa, a continent of over 1 billion population, is the world’s youngest continent, with six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies based in sub Saharan Africa. The Continent is seeing increasing transformation, representing new opportunities for Mauritius from both trade and investment perspectives. The IMF has projected a record USD 80 billion inflow of investment into Africa in 2014 and it is forecasted that China will be investing some USD 400 billion there by 2020…  Read more

Forthcoming Events

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PROWEIN 
Germany 
13 – 15 March 2016

Enterprise Mauritius will lead the participation of eight operators in Prowein, which will be held from 13th to 15th March 2016, in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Prowein is considered by producers of spirits to be one of the leading stages in the world for the promotion of spirits and alcoholic beverages …   Read more 

JEWELLERY GEM FAIR (JGF) FREIBURG 2016
Germany
19 – 22 March 2016

Mauritian jewellers will be participating in the Jewellery Gem Fair-Europe to be held from 19 to 22 March 2016 at Messe Freiburg in Germany.  This fair will feature around 400 exhibitors from 28 different countries within a 19,000 square metres of exhibition space …. Read more

Past Events

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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2016 
Berlin, Germany 
3 – 5 February 2016

Enterprise Mauritius renewed its participation in Fruit Logistica for the fifth time with 5 companies in the fresh produce sector. This was the 23rd edition of Fruit Logistica and it took place in Berlin Messe, Germany from 3 – 5 February 2016. .  Read more

SOURCING AT MAGIC
Las Vegas, USA
15 – 18  February 2016

Enterprise Mauritius renewed its participation at the Sourcing at Magic show which was held from 15th to 18th February at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, USA.  The aim of this participation was to consolidate our market share on the US market and enhance the visibility of Mauritius as ‘Reliable Sourcing Partner’… Read more

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PREMIERE VISION MANUFACTURING
Paris, France.
16 – 18 February 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) recently participated in the Première Vision Manufacturing Textile Exhibition which was held from 16 to 18 February 2016 in Paris, France. This international trade event is considered as the undisputable leader of the Textile Sector in France …  Read more

GULFOOD 2016
Dubai, UAE
21 – 25 February 2016

Gulfood 2016 was the right platform for Mauritian companies to establish contacts with buyers from such countries as UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Zambia, Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritania, Italy and the UK… Read more 

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CONTACT PROMOTION PROGRAMME
Tanzania & Zambia
22 – 26 February 2016

Enterprise Mauritius organised Contact Promotion Programs (CPPs) for the first time in two major countries in Africa, namely Tanzania and Zambia. The events took place from 22nd to 23rd in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and from 25th to 26th February 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia…  Read more

Country Focus – Kenya

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The Republic of Kenya sits on the equator where it is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Somalia. Its capital is Nairobi which is also the largest city in Kenya with 3.5 million residents. It has a very diverse population that includes most major ethnic and linguistic groups of Africa. In terms of GDP, the economy of Kenya is the largest in Southeast and Central Africa… Read more 

From the policy corner

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Mauritius signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) with Australia, on 4th February 2016. The signatories were H.E. Susan Coles, Australia’s High Commissioner and Mr Sateeaved Seebaluck, Secretary to Cabinet and Head of Civil Service, from the Mauritian side.  According to Ms Coles, the agreement formalises arrangements for flights between the two countries, which will further facilitate the movement of people and goods between the two countries. … Read more

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With a view to reinforce bilateral relations and friendly ties between our two countries, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Yi was on official visit to Mauritius from 31st January to 2nd February 2016.  Discussions were mainly axed on the 21st century new Maritime Silk Road. This project is part of the Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013 with the aim of reviving the ancient trade routes and strengthening regional inter-communication… Read more

Industry Focus

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Established in 2007, Aadicon Biotechnologies Ltd is mainly involved in cattle breeding technology. The main facility of the organisation spreads over an area of 60 acres of land leased from the Government of Mauritius. This facility houses a high-tech cattle breeding laboratory, a bio-products laboratory, a semen laboratory and a few farms …  Read more

Sector Development

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The Third Stakeholders’ consultation of the National Export Strategy was held at Enterprise Mauritius from 9th to 11th February 2016, in order to fine tune the presentations of the 2nd consultation, review the process and present the next steps with assistance from ITC consultants. The consultation focused on seven priority sectors  …    Read more

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The NPCC had the opportunity to deliver training on (1) cash-flow management, (2) trade finance, and (3) costing and pricing mechanism strategy to local SMEs in the context of Go Export programme. This programme, conceptualised by Enterprise Mauritius, aims at upgrading the export capabilities of local companies mainly SMEs through customised export readiness programme…. Read more

What’s new in the Knowledge Centre 

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The Knowledge Centre is a specialized, referenced, and computerized Trade Information Centre. Its main objective is to assist and proactively disseminate up-to-date, strategic and operational information to business operators. The Centre is involved in the collection, processing, dissemination, research, and links to useful intelligence sources. …

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INTERNATIONAL FAIRS AND EVENTS 2016 Below is a list of international events that might be of interest to local operators. Enterprise Mauritius will not participate in these events. Every effort is made to ensure that the information given is up to date and accurate. You are however, advised to reconfirm dates and other information from respective fair organizers. Read more …

Visitors at Enterprise Mauritius

CEO-Jewel Buyer

Meeting with Buyers: Mr Tom Fejso &  Mr Poul Bendixen
from BestSeller Denmark

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Collaborative meeting with representatives of
Association of Mauritian Manufacturers (AMM)

CEO-Afrcan

Meeting with Senior Officials:
Mr Gabriel Curtis & Mr Aly Badara Keita from
Agence de Promotion des Investissements Privés of Republic of Guinea