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ISSUE NO 51  – JUNE 2016


Dear Valued Partners,

“Brexit: Implications for Mauritian Exports”

Brexit is here! Pending the two-year phase out and negotiation period of United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the formers’ international trading partners are in a mode of perplexity and uncertainty. Global trade interdependency makes that every single country has started to worry about the impact that a transformed UK trade regime will have on their respective businesses. Read more

Capacity Building


“Strengthening Exporter‘s Competitiveness through Capacity Building”

The new global economic context offers promising opportunities but poses daunting challenges too. More than ever before, Mauritius is confronted with many challenges to sustain growth and development. There is no denying the fact that Mauritius needs to substantially improve growth performance if it is to achieve Government’s Vision 2030…  Read more

Forthcoming Events


Brussels, Belgium
4 – 8 July 2016

One of the smallest EU member states, Belgium is also one of the most densely populated countries in Europe with a population of 11.3 billion in 2015. It is divided into three regions: the Region of Brussels Capital, Flanders and Wallonia. Accordingly, the population is divided into three language groups … Read more

New York, USA
19 – 20 July 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is leading a delegation of eleven manufacturers to participate in Premiere Vision which will be held from 19th to 20th July 2016 at Pier 94, New York, USA. The delegation will comprise of six large and five medium textile and apparel companies …   Read more 

foodex japan 2017


In view of the participation of Enterprise Mauritius in the forthcoming FOODEX Fair to be held in March 2017 in Japan, a team of JETRO representatives comprising Mr Tomohisa Izuno, Projects Director and Mr Percy MBEDZI, Marketing & Project Officer JETRO Johannesburg visited Mauritius … Read more

Past Events

fim 2016

19 – 22 May 2016

In line with Government’s strategy to increase trade in the region, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) organised for the 7th time the participation of 34 local operators under a Mauritian Pavilion in FIM 2016 which was held from 19 to 22 May 2016 at the Parc des Expositions, Tanjombato, Madagascar. …  Read more

Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 – 25 May 2016

Private label products aim at competing against higher-priced branded products, reduce intermediary costs and appeal to lower income consumers. Today, private labels account for one third of consumer purchases in developed markets where consumers are becoming less brand-loyal but more price-sensitive. Although brands can be a very powerful influential tool which ensures  …  Read more

vinexpo 2016
BSM London 2016

Hong Kong
24 – 26 May 2016

As a gateway to the Asian market for wine and spirits, Hong Kong presents itself as a hub nesting overseas representations, buying houses and traders. Hong Kong is a melting pot of different cultures, where people across the globe come together. Young Chinese generation is now more inclined to consume spirits.  …  Read more

London, UK
25 – 26 May 2016

On the 25th and 26th of July 2016, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) organised a Buyers Sellers Meeting (BSM) at Hilton Olympia, London. A delegation  of 21 Textile & Apparel companies was led by the Honourable Minister, Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection …  Read more


3 – 6 June 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) participated in the JCK Jewellery Exhibition from 3rd to 6th June 2016 and for the first time, in this year’s edition of the JCK Show, EM organised the participation of local Jewellery Manufacturers in the Design Centre of the Exhibition at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. …  Read more

Cape Town
8 – 9 June 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) led a delegation of 37 Mauritian operators at the Source Africa International Trade Exhibition which was held on 8th and 9th June 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. This international event is emerging as the undisputable leader of the Textile and Apparel sector in South Africa and where … Read more

saitex card

Johannesburg, South Africa
19 – 21 June 2016 

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) led a delegation of 23 Mauritian manufacturers to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) and Africa Big 7 (AB7). The trade shows were held over three days, from 19th to 21st June 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg.  …  Read more

Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing credentials

The Mauritian textile and apparel has established  a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech and high-end clothing. And the indian ocean island nation is keener than ever to build on its strengths through investment in innovation … Read more …. 

Country Focus – Tanzania at a glance


The economy of the Republic of Tanzania has been transitioning from a command economy to a market economy, which has led to an increase in their GDP. The overall macroeconomic performance remains strong with a high rate of growth and a low rate of inflation. The average annual growth rate has been on constant rise since 2003. The figure below shows the GDP growth for the last 35 years …  Read more 



Transportation is a determining factor in the socio-economic development of a country. The African countries have inherited a transport system which is mainly based on outgoing trade. Consequently, African has a low rate of development of their intra transport infrastructure and thus, Africa has the most expensive cost of transport in the world. It represents about 13% of the value of the goods against 9% for developing countries, against 14% for Western Africa, 16% for Central Africa and 21% for the enclosed countries   … Read more

Industry Focus


Rencontre avec Bruno Viret, Designer de France
Renforcement de capacité en “Jewellery Design”

Après un premier contact avec les entreprises et leurs dirigeants, je reste optimiste sur leur avenir à moyen terme. Il y a un certain savoir-faire hérité souvent de père en fils et une main d’œuvre très fine pour le travail du bijou. La technique est là, suivant leurs moyens et l’investissement machine, ils ont un désir de de se moderniser avec les nouvelles techniques de ce métier. C’est primordial d’avoir un design adapté au marché visé.   Read more…

jewellery w-shop

“Understanding Jewellery Design” Workshop
Jade Conference Room, Enterprise Mauritius
23 June 2016

The jewellery sector is the third pillar of the manufacturing industry, with Europe being our main market. To thrive in this industry, our local operators have to stay abreast of latest consumer trends and designs in Europe. In this context, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) sought the assistance of Mr Bruno Viret, a French consultant in jewellery design, to upgrade the design capabilities of our local jewellers…   Read more …

SME Development


EM has developed an Export Development programme called ‘Go Export’ which was first launched in 2013 and since then some 80 entrepreneurs have completed the Go Export training. 25 women entrepreneurs are presently following the GO Export programme which currently focus on trade finance, international commercial terms, negotiation skills, costing and pricing, logistics, packaging/ labelling requirements, and export risks ….  Read more

What’s new in the Knowledge Centre 


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. …


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 …


Cavalot-Auatralia Amb

Meeting with H.E. Mr Patrick Cavalot
Mauritius High Commissioner in Canberra, Australia

RDC Delegation

Visit of Official Delegates from
Democratic Republic of Congo 

Bruno Viret

The CEO congratulating Mr Bruno Viret during the workshop on 
“Understanding  Jewellery Design”


Mr Clay E. Hickson, Vice President, (Strategy and Business Development, WRAP) during a workshop on
 “Updates in social compliance and Wrap’s programs”


Visit of the Delegation from the
Parliament of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Janice Li

Ms Janice Li, Project Manager (A & E Consulting)
talking on ” Accessing the Chinese market”

Videos of past events of the month