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Mauritius – Freeport to Freezone

As we gear ourselves to transition from a middle income to a high income nation, our policy makers are under constant pressure to find innovative growth poles for our outward-oriented economy. The objectives being to reinvent our economy, enlarge our industrial base and ensure sustainability of the nation’s wealth. In fact, after successfully leveraging on the duty free access,provided by our traditional markets,.….Read more



Iran – Desk Research

With a population of around 80 million people and the vast majority of its young workforce being highly educated, Iran is the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with a GDP of $ 397bn in 2015. Mauritius exports towards Iran have been increasing from Rs 568,470 in 2010 to Rs 25, 298,605 in 2015….Read More


Infographics: Facts on SMEs

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in International Trade. SME’s heterogeneous Nature: Ranging from non-tradable services to born global suppliers of digital products, high quality artisanal goods or sophisticated instruments. SME’s Internationalization Patters: 1) traditional gradual approach, 2) born-global, 3) born against global, 4) global value chain….Read More



ORIGIN AFRICA (3-5 November 2016)

Mauritius has built up a solid reputation as a reliable sourcing destination on the world market for  quality textiles and clothing. It is recognised as a role model for other African and regional countries to emulate. Being an active and ‘Avant Gardiste’ member of the COMESA, SADC and EPA trading blocks, Mauritius has been solicited to participate in the ….. Read More


Seafex Fair – Dubai  (7- 9 November 2016)

SEAFEX is one of the leading international fair for seafood products targeting the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In 2015, SEAFEX registered participations from 135 companies across 27 countries and was visited by some 14,800 visitors from 81 countries. Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is leading the first participation of a Mauritian Pavilion with four seafood companies in SEAFEX 2016...Read More


3eme Foire de l’Ocean Indien – Reunion Island (9-13 November 2016)

Reunion Island has emerged as a strong economic partner of Mauritius during the last decade. In 2015, our domestic exports to Reunion Island reached Rs 829.1 MN, representing an increase of 12% compared to 2014. The Reunion market offers greater potential which has not been fully tapped. Our main exports to Reunion Island include aluminium doors, windows & frames, agro products, fertilisers.…..Read More

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BSM Australia  (10 – 17 November 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is consistent in its efforts to find new markets for Mauritian exporters. Following the last successful trade mission in April 2016, EM is renewing its promotional campaign in Sydney and Melbourne from 10 to 17 November 2016. A Buyers Sellers Meeting (BSM) is scheduled at Stamford Hotel in Sydney where operators will be showcasing principally Apparel and Jewellery products.Read More


Desination Africa  (11-12 November 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) will be marking a corporate presence at the first edition of Destination Africa, Africa’s first textile &apparel sourcing event which will be held at Nile Ritz Hotel Cairo Egypt from 11th to 12th November 2016.Participation in this event is motivated by the fact that Egypt and Mauritius are both members of Common Market for Eastern…..Read More


Fashion SVP – London   (15 – 16 November 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is leading the participation of 12 Textile companies in Fashion SVP, Olympia London from 15 – 16 November 2016. The main objective of this event is to renew orders and strengthen our relationship with leading UK buyers. As part of EM coherent strategy to increase market share in Europe, the United Kingdom remains a top priority….Read More


Fashion Trend Workshop  (28 November 2016)

In line with the government programme to develop the Fashion industry and following the success of the last edition, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is renewing with the organization of a Trend Workshop on 28th November 2016 at Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene to present the Autumn/Winter 2017 trends Read More


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SIAL 2016 – Paris, France (16 – 20 October 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius participated in SIAL with 13 Mauritian agro food manufacturers and exporters. The event, held on 16-20 October 2016 at Parc des Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte, attracted visitors from France and from across the world.  Visitors had the opportunity to taste steak tuna, frozen snacks and a variety of pickles. They were also introduced to moringa tea. … Read more


GO-Export In Rodrigues Island (20 – 21 September 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is working closely with the Rodrigues Regional Assembly to execute a series of capacity building workshops relevant to the needs of MSMEs.  In this context, GO Export training was conducted for the first time in Rodrigues on the 20th and 21st September 2016 at the Integrated Family Centre of Malabar. .. Read more


Workshop by Ms Vani Moodley  (28 September 2016 – 3 October 2016)

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) invited Ms.Vani Moodley, the Chief Executive of Vani Moodley & Associates and Vice President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce from 28th September to 3rd October 2016 to introduce the CEFE approach (Competencies based Economies Formation of Enterprises).  In her capacity as Vice President of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Moodley engaged Enterprise Mauritius and its clients on the potential for structured and effective trade in South Africa. …   Read More



Kenya at a Glance

Kenya’s territory lies on the equator on Africa’s east coast. The country is a founding member of the East African Community (EAC). Its capital and largest city is Nairobi which is also the second largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam, Tanzania FACTS AND FIGURES Capital Nairobi Population 45.5 million….Read More



Bella Bijoux

Bella Bijoux Ltd is a well-known jewellery shop situated in Grand Bay. The company has started exporting to Europe and there is the ambition to expend business further. Brief on Swadick Mosaheb owner of Bella Bijoux Ltd. Born in a family of jewellery makers, Swadick Mosaheb is the third generation.. .Read More



Towards Quality Management System

Quality Management System (QMS) is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for effective planning and execution (can be for production, research and development, and even services) in the core business area of an organization. We refer here to areas that can impact the organization’s ability to meet customer requirements. In other words, a QMS is a good business sense. ISO 9001:2015 is an example of a Quality Management System; it typically consists of four facets …. Read more


EM-Events 2016

Calendar of events

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



Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre is a specialised, referenced, and computerised 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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SNAPSHOTS – Guangdong Expo 2016


Hon Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry,
Commerce and Consumer Protection and
Ms Mandy Ng, Regional Director
Southern China Hong Kong Trade Development Council


Hon Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry,
Commerce and Consumer Protection and
Mr Wu Jun, Director General of Port Administration Office and
Deputy Director General of Department of Commerce of
People’s Government of Guangdong Province


Hon Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry,
Commerce and Consumer Protection,
Mr Arvind Radhakrisna, CEO of Enterprise Mauritius,
Mr Dick Ng Sui Wa, Chairman of Mauritius Film Development Corporation with the Delegation of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Mauritius


Mr Yousuf Salehmohamed, Chairman of Enterprise Mauritius
 addressing participants during the workshop on ‘Mauritius: Your Gateway to Africa’


Hon Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry,
Commerce and Consumer Protection addressing participants during the workshop on ‘Mauritius: Your Gateway to Africa’


Mr Arvind Radhakrisna, CEO of Enterprise Mauritius,
 addressing participants during the workshop on ‘Mauritius: Your Gateway to Africa’




H.E Joel Rault to the Mauritius Pavilion with Mr.Eddy Boutouria, Marketing Manager, SAPMER;  Mr.Ved Luchmun, Managing Director Foods Worth Ltd


The Mauritius Pavilion located at Hall 3 & 4 Entrance


Business Meeting: Mr.Rishi Sarjua and Mrs.Vidhya Sarjua, Directors Khilesh Co. Ltd, having meeting with their buyers based in Paris.

SNAPSHOTS – Go Export Rodrigues – October 2016


Mr Nitish Gobin, Division Manager, Enterprise Mauritius


Go Export Training Session with participants from Rodrigues


Mrs. Franchette Gaspard-Pierre Louis, Deputy Commissioner of Rodrigues Regional Assembly

SNAPSHOTS – Workshop by Ms Vani Moodley




Mrs Shona Macdonald
Founder, Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear, South Africa


EM’s CEO with Mr Sailesh Nathoo, Export Manager of Phoenix Beverages and Mr Steven Walton from Walton Henry, Houston, Texas


EM’s CEO meeting with representatives of  Ministry of Trade of Lesotho, Lesotho National Development Corporation, FDI Promotion and Aftercare