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ISSUE NO 50  – MAY 2016


Dear Valued Partners,

“Propelling Mauritius as the Fashion Capital of Africa”

After New York, London, Milan and Paris, Mauritius launched its first Fashion Week, from 13th to 21st May 2016. Enterprise Mauritius collaborated with HEAT Group in this event to promote the “Made in Mauritius” and to position the island into the Fashion Capital of Africa.  Read more

Edith Keller

Message from Mrs Edith Keller, CEO Carlin Creative Trend Bureau

Grace à Entreprise Mauritius, nous avons pu lors du Trend Forum, présenter à plus de 60 entreprises les tendances internationales sociétales et mode.  Les entreprises ont été extrêmement engagées. Grace à des exercices créatifs elles se sont approprié ces tendances pour développer des collections parfaitement adaptées aux marchés internationaux pour l’été 2017…   Read more

Forthcoming Events

JGF 2016

CPP Hong Kong / BSM China
20 – 24 June 2016

Market accessibility, increasing purchasing power, change in the consumption trend and the propensity of Chinese to consume, are the main drivers of China as an attractive export market. In the same vein, Hong Kong, with its vast assortment of international brands present, is the leading regional international shopping hub for North Asia …   Read more 

JCK Las Vegas
3 – 6 June 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) will lead the participation of four operators at the JCK Las Vegas Show and the JCK Las Vegas Design Center, which will be held from 3rd to 6th June 2016, in Las Vegas, USA. The JCK Las Vegas Show is where the world’s most influential buyers come together to discover emerging designers, new products and trends … Read more

sourceafrica 2016

Source Africa International fair
Cape Town, South Africa
7 – 9 June 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) will lead a delegation of 37 enterprises to ‘Source Africa International Fair’ which will be held from 7th to 9th June 2016 at CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa. This is in line with our EM’s  market consolidation and expansion strategy …   Read more 

Southern African International Exhibition (SAITEX)
Johannesburg, South Africa
19-21 June 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) will lead the participation of 25 manufacturing companies to the 23rd Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), which will be held from 19th to 21st June 2016, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. …. Read more

Past Events

bsm australia 2016
Seafood Expo Global-advert

Buyers Sellers Meeting
Melbourne, Sydney & Perth – Australia
27th April – 5th May 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) created history by leading 21 local enterprises for three major promotional events in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth respectively.  Companies from Apparel, Jewellery and Agro Sectors showcased their  wide range of products at ‘the Melbourne B2B Expo Fair’ from 27th  to 28th  April 2016 …  Read more

Seafood Expo Global
Brussels, Belgium
26-28 April 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) participated for the 8th consecutive year with three major Mauritian seafood exporters at the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels, Belgium held from 26th to 28th April 2016 at the Brussels Expo. This show being the world’s largest gathering of players involved in seafood processing and trade …  Read more


Contact Promotion Programme
Milan and Padova, Italy
9th – 13th May 2016

Enterprise Mauritius organised a Contact Promotion Programme in two major cities in Italy, namely Milan and Padova from 9th to 13th May 2016. The major objective of this event was to reposition Mauritius as a reliable sourcing destination for Italian buyers …  Read more

Buyers Sellers Meetings  
Kenya and Zimbabwe
9th – 13th May 2016

The African economy is growing constantly, especially the Sub-Sahara African countries, which have registered a GDP growth of 4.5% for the second consecutive year in 2014. This performance is boosted by rising investment in mining and infrastructure and strong household spending …  Read more


Buyers Sellers Meetings
Czech Republic
10th – 11th May 2016

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) initiated its first marketing action in terms of a Buyers-Sellers meeting (BSM) in Prague, Czech Republic. A delegation of 12 Mauritian manufacturing companies from various sectors represented the country’s “savoir-faire” at the International Hotel, Prague, from the 10th to 11th May 2016 Read more

Buyers Sellers Meetings 
12th – 13th May 2016

In line with its market diversification strategy for the Textile and Apparel sector, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) organised a Buyers Sellers Meeting (BSM) in Denmark, was held from 12th to 13th May 2016. Eight textile and clothing manufacturers including five SMEs, showcased high quality garments … Read more

Country Focus – Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa bordering the countries of Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. The geography of Zimbabwe is mostly high plateau and mountainous in the east. The government system is a parliamentary democracy. The chief of state is the president and the head of government is the prime minister and the current president is Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe has a mixed economy in which there is limited private freedom… Read more 

From the Policy Desk – Visit of Mr Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General


In the context of the 23rd Congress of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Mauritius had the distinct honour of welcoming the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon and his spouse, Mrs Ban Soon-taek, for an official visit, from 8th to 11th May 2016.  Hosted by Mauritius for the first time and attended by over 800 delegates from around 70 countries, the ICCA Congress saw the participation of Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei and Mr Ban Ki-moon as VIP speakers…  … Read more

Industry Focus

atlantic model

This month’s edition features the interview of Mr Soudesh Runglall, Director of Atlantic Models, who has gladly accepted to tell us more about his passion for ship models and his venture in that industry so far… I am Soudesh Runglall, the entrepreneur behind Atlantic Models, which is specialised in the crafting of maritime replicas of historic vessels. I have 25 years of experience in ship building models..  Read more

SME Development


Exporting to Africa – Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

Many governments within the African continent have put in place stringent requirements to ensure that their consumers are protected from sub-standard products. In this regard, they have now implemented Pre-Shipment Inspection, Destination Inspection, Conformity Assessment or Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC). Exports to these countries require a certificate of conformity or inspection to clear customs. …   Read more


The final module of GO Export consisted of two sessions on Mediation which were conducted by The MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Centre (MARC).  Entitled ‘Resolving Business Disputes through Mediation’  the training aimed at equipping SMEs with a basic knowledge of the mediation process, sensitising them to the necessity of acting with foresight to prevent disputes, and handling with care any dispute which occurs with their business partners, employees, and other collaborators…. 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 …

Trend Forum 2016 held  on 19 – 20 May 2016 at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Balaclava


Hon. Ashit Kumar Gungah
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection


Mr Yousuf Salehmohamed
Chairman of Enterprise Mauritius


Mr Arvind Radhakrisna
CEO of Enterprise Mauritius

Edith Keller-pic

Mrs Edith Keller
CEO of Carlin Creative Trend Bureau


H.E. Dr Mrs Nomvuyo Nontsikelelo Nokwe
High Commissioner of the Rep. of South Africa


 Fashion show at the opening ceremony of the
Trend Forum 2016


Videos of past events of the month

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Dear Valued Reader,

An important leap towards trade facilitation in Mauritius has been made with the establishment of the Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism (TOAM) last month. This innovative instrument conceived by the International Trade Centre (ITC) has been devised to identify and eliminate trade obstacles encountered by businesses. Mauritius is the second developing WTO member country selected to implement this platform after Ivory Coast.   Read more …

Events in September – October 2015


Paris, France.
4 – 7 September 2015

Enterprise Mauritius participated for the second time in Bijorhca Paris Jewellery Fair which was held from 4th to 7th September 2015 at Porte des Versailles, Paris. Bijorhca Paris is a unique jewellery exhibition, organised bi-annually, in France which featured more than 400 exhibitors.   Read more …

Paris, France.
8 – 11 September 2015

Enterprise Mauritius has been providing an outreaching support to the Jewellery sector over past semesters. From this perspective, Enterprise Mauritius organised a second Contact Promotion Program in France, from 8th to 11th September 2015, back to back with Bijorhca Paris.   Read more …

Barcelona, Spain
21 – 23 September 2015 

Enterprise Mauritius successfully organized a Contact Promotion Programme in Spain on 21st to 23rd September 2015. The major objective was to rekindle the interest of Spanish buyers in Barcelona and Madrid to restart sourcing from Mauritius. Read more …

world food-moscow
premiere vision

Moscow, Russia
14 – 17 September 2015

Enterprise Mauritius, in its endeavour to diversify the export markets has organised the first international fair in Russia through WorldFood Moscow 2015 for the agri & agro sector. Four companies from the fresh produce sector.  Read more…

Paris, France.
15 – 17 September 2015

Enterprise Mauritius led the participation of thirteen Mauritian manufacturers in Premiere Vision Manufacturing which was held in France from 15th -17th September.  Seven SME’s were part of the delegation that exhibited a wide range of products from shirts, polo shirts, t-shirts, tops …   Read more …


5 – 7 October 2015

Enterprise Mauritius had participated for the first time in World of Perishables from 5 to 7 October 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre under a Mauritius Pavilion. Amongst which 13 other official country pavilions were present from Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt …  Read more …


ANUGA 2015
Cologne, Germany.
10 – 14 October 2015

The aim of EM’s seventh consecutive participation in ANUGA was to enhance the visibility of Mauritius as a reliable supplier of quality agro-processed and agricultural products, to consolidate market shares in Europe, to renew contacts  Read more …

Mombasa & Nairobi, Kenya
5 – 9 November 2015 

Enterprise Mauritius organized a Contact Promotion Program in Kenya covering two key cities, Nairobi and Mombasa at the Hilton and the Royal Court Hotel respectively. 17 companies from various sectors showcased their Savoir-Faire.  Read more…

Forthcoming Promotional  Events 


Istanbul, Turkey
23 – 26 November 2015  

EM is leading a delegation of 7 companies to conduct a Contact Promotion Program (CPP) in Istanbul, Turkey from 23 – 26 November 2015. The CPP will be held by Istanbul Chamber of Commerce on the 23rd of November and by the “Mauritius Turkish Business Council – DEIK” on the 24th of November …   Read more…

Hamburg & Munich, Germany
23 – 27 November 2015  

EM is targeting Germany as a potential market to promote the Mauritian Textile & Apparel products. In this context, EM is organizing a CPP in Hamburg and Munich from the 23rd to 27th November 2015. Fifteen (15) companies have expressed their interests to participate. ..   Read more…

BSM - Australia

Washington, USA
9 December 2015

The Mauritius Embassy in Washington, D.C. is participating in ‘Winternational 2015’ to be held on 9 December 2015, an annual event organised by the ITC for diplomatic missions in USA..   Read more …

Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
14 – 15 March 2016

Enterprise Mauritius is envisaging to conduct a Buyers-Sellers Meeting (BSM) in Melbourne and Sydney, tentatively scheduled from 10th-11th March and 14th-15th March respectively.   Read more …

Market information.


INTERNATIONAL FAIRS AND EVENTS 2015 : 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 …


Belgium is one of the most open economies.  In the 2014 ranking of the KOF Index, calculated by the Swiss ETHZ, which measures the openness of a country by assessing the economic, political and social dimensions of globalisation, Belgium is ranked as the second most globalised country in the world.  Its exports amount to more than 80% of national GDP…  Read more …

Promoting local businesses


Enterprise Mauritius is now an MQA approved training institution. The GO-Export programme, launched by Enterprise Mauritius, is a capacity building programme focusing on enhancing the export ability of local enterprises. The Go-Export training focuses on coaching and delivering lectures on 6 main modules.

 Read more …

NES- enews

With exports being one of the key drivers for economic growth, the Government of Mauritius in 2014, has approved the (development) design of the National Export Strategy (NES) with support from the International Trade Centre (ITC) …  Read more …

Industry Focus


Cherry D’Or participated for the first time in Bijorhca this year. The fair was organised by Enterprise Mauritius and visitors comprised individual retailers, buyers and designers came from all over Europe as well as USA. The outcome of my participation is that I received orders from two buyers namely from France and Spain .  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.

The specialized collections 2015 and services of the Knowledge Centre are designed to meet the critical information requirements of a broad base of organizations, including those of small and medium-sized enterprises.



Meeting with
Mrs Sophie Adam & Mr Patrice Falzon
Director & Secretary General respectively
CCI France-Maurice


Mrs Sarah Stanford, Mrs Marcelle Hampshire
& Mrs Melissa Lehr
Buyers from The Foschini Group, South Africa


Meeting with  
DP World Consultants

Collaborative Meetings

premiere vision at em

Meeting with
Mr Gilles Lasbordes & Mrs Agnes Etame Yescot
Director & Show Manager



Meeting with
National Investment Promotion Agency of Djibouti (NIPA) &  Board of Investment


Meeting with Go-Export participants 



List of Participants for SAITEX 2014

1 A.G.Motors Components [email protected];[email protected] brakes and clutches Light Engineering
2 Atelier Frere Andre Ltee [email protected] wrought iron, stainless steel furniture, stoves, BBQ Grill Light Engineering
3 Atlantic Models Ltd [email protected];[email protected] ship models Handicraft
4 Bacotex Ltd [email protected] Tshirts, Tops Textile
5 Boatian Furniture [email protected] Sofa sets, dining tables, coffee tables Furniture
6 Elixir Herbals Ltd [email protected] herbal remedies Health & Wellness
7 Elshadai Uniform Co Ltd [email protected]; Uniforms Textile
8 Fairy Textile Ltd [email protected] jeans, skirts, shorts, bermuda Textile
9 Fit U Garment Ltd [email protected] Shirts, polos, sweaters Textile
10 Frutein Ltd [email protected] lingerie Textile
11 Ganga Textile Ltd [email protected] Mens, womens and kids wear Textile
12 GME Ltd [email protected] Ladies Wear Textile
13 GNP Wear Co Ltd [email protected] jeans, chinos, unifroms Textile
14 Hamilton Furniture Co Ltd [email protected] Sofa sets Furniture
15 Helena Talbot Craft Ltd [email protected] fancy jewellery Jewellery
16 Hit Aluminium [email protected] aluminium openings, doors, windows Light Engineering
17 Just Caps Ltd [email protected];[email protected]; caps, bags, belts Textile
18 KN Manufatcuring Co. Ltd [email protected] HDPE, UPVC fittings Light Engineering
19 La Trobe Co. Ltd [email protected] UHT Milk, breakfast cereals Agro
20 Magic Distributors Ltd [email protected];[email protected] mops, brushes, brooms Light Engineering
21 Manisa Co Ltd [email protected] Leather shoes and accessories Footwear
22 Medical & Safety Shoes Ltd [email protected] Medical Shoes for diabetic patients Footwear
23 Mister San’s Ltd [email protected] Made to meausre and Ready made high fashion clothes Textile
24 Pere Laval Enterprise Co Ltd [email protected] Metal and Inox products Light Engineering
25 Saud Enterprise Co. Ltd [email protected] burglar proof, landrailing, fencing, profilage work Light Engineering
26 SDR Construction Ltd [email protected] steel trusses, steel sections, girders, profile metal sheets Light Engineering
27 Shafa Furniture Ltd [email protected] Furniture
28 Shaash Creation [email protected] candles/accessories Handicraft
29 Soap and Allied Industries [email protected];[email protected] soaps and detergents Paint and Chemicals
30 Spy Trading [email protected] ladies/menswear Textile
31 Tex Avenue Ltd [email protected]; [email protected] light knitted garments Textile
32 Textilama Manufacturing Ltd [email protected] Textile
33 Tropical Garments Ltd [email protected] Denim products Textile
34 V-itmi [email protected] Training and consultancy Services
35 VR Creations Ltd [email protected] Pullovers, Cardigans Textile
Companies from Rodrigues Island
36 Nature First Multi purpose Cooperative Society Ltd [email protected] Lemon based products Agro