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Mauritius the 21st signatory for the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement 

The Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (FTAA), comprises of 26-member states of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with a combined population of more than 630 million consumers and an overall GDP of $ 1.3 trillion (2014 figures). Mauritius became the 21st signatory of the tripartite FTA. The signing was done by Hon. Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade on 9th October 2017.  Read more



Global Competitiveness Index – Mauritius leading the ranking in the sub-saharan African region

Ten years on from the global financial crisis, the prospects for a sustained economic recovery remain at risk due to a widespread failure on the part of leaders and policy-makers to put in place reforms necessary to underpin competitiveness and bring about much-needed increases in productivity, according to data from the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, published today. … Read more


Connecting African, Chinese businesses through the Partnership for Investment and Growth in Africa (PIGA) project 

African and Chinese entrepreneurs in agro-processing are talking business, doing business as a direct result of meetings co-organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC). More than 260 businesspeople participated in one-on-one matchmaking meetings in Changchun, Jilin Province, China, on 4 September 2017 to discuss trade and investment opportunities in the agro-processing and light manufacturing sectors in Africa … Read more 



SheTrades: Promoting SME Competitiveness in Kenya

Women make up almost half of Kenya’s labour force, yet they remain on the margins of business ownership – only 9% of Kenya’s firms are majority women-owned. Kenyan women entrepreneurs say they need better access to loans, business registries, patents, quality certifications and affordable internet access to address the gap, according to this new ITC SME Competitiveness Survey of women-owned businesses in Kenya’s services sector…. Read more


New Pathways to E-Commerce: A Global MSME Competitiveness Survey

This first ITC e-commerce survey provides valuable insights that will allow countries to shape policies and practices that address the real business needs on the ground. To ensure that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) can benefit from e-commerce, they need better access to e-platforms, payment and delivery services; streamlined customs procedures; and targeted skill building … Read more 

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Doing Business 2018 – Mauritius

Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting 11 areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulation. … Read more


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Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (9 – 11 November 2017)

For the past few years, global growth in wine and spirits consumption has been influenced by Asia. China is expected to overtake the UK as the second most valuable still light wine market by 2020, with this category forecast to increase by over 40% between 2016 and 2020 after the US (IWSR 2016). Young Chinese generation is developing the palate to consume spirits … Read More


International Sourcing Expo / Contact Promotion Programme – Sydney  (14 – 16 November 2017)

Some 10 Mauritian apparel operators will participate in The International Sourcing Expo, Sydney. They will showcase products ranging from denim, swimwear, corporate garments to fine knits.  A contact Promotion Program (CPP) for Jewellery operators will also be organised in parallel.  8 local operators have shown interest to participate. The last CPP held saw promising discussions by Jewellery manufacturers with Australian buyers and we need to strengthen this trade relationship. ….Read More

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Buyers-Sellers Meeting – Kenya & Uganda (13 – 17 November 2017)

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Sub-Saharan African countries is expected to grow to 3.5% in 2018. In this context and in view of consolidating domestic exports to Africa, Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is organising Buyers Sellers Meetings (BSMs) in Nairobi, Kenya on 13th – 15th November and in Kampala, Uganda on 16th – 17th November, respectively …. Read More



2nd Edition of the Mauritius Rum Festival ( 7 – 8 September 2017)

The Mauritian Rum Industry saw the visit of renowned professionals from the UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Denmark among others during the 2nd Edition of the Mauritius Rum Festival, organised by the Indigo Group with the support of the Rum Producers Association of Mauritius (RPAM) from 7th to 8th September 2017. Enterprise Mauritius, in its endeavor to promote locally manufactured rums, invited a few European buyers to discover the premium quality of Mauritian rums. In this edition of the Rum Festival, the programme started with a rum tour called ‘Route du Rhum’  …Read More

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Bijorhca – Paris  (8 – 11 September 2017)

Enterprise Mauritius led a delegation of 8 jewellery manufacturers to Bijorhca Paris 2017, the International Jewellery Show which was held from 08 to 11 September 2017 at Exhibition Park, Porte de Versailles, Paris.  Bijorhca Paris is the jewellery trade fair in France that is organised on a bi annual basis.   The Board of Investment also formed part of the delegation as partners in this event with the objective of promoting Mauritius as a preferred destination for Trade, Business and Investment.  …. Read More

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Premiere Vision – Paris (19 – 21 September  2017)

For the September 2017 edition, Enterprise Mauritius led a delegation of 15 Mauritian operators who met with usual success when they showcased a broad range of apparel and accessories such as t-shirts, polo-shirts, shirts, fashion tops, dresses, athleisurewear, jeans, knitted pullovers and cardigans, kidswear, babywear, suits, lingerie, swimwear and handbags ….Read More

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Contact Promotion Programme – Comoros  ( 25 – 27 September 2017)

Enterprise Mauritius successfully organized a Contact Promotion Program (CPP) in Moroni, Comoros on 25th-28th September 2017. The main objective of the mission was to enhance the image of Mauritius as a reliable sourcing destination for buyers from the Union of the Comoros, with a view to increase exports … Read More



HACCP & GLOBAL GAP Capacity Building Program

The Mauritius National Export Strategy (NES) 2017-2021 emphasise on the needs to develop an agro processing industry based on value addition as well as diversification into non-sugar crop sector. Creating a solid agro food processing definitely rely on the needs to adopt international best practices mostly in terms of respecting quality norms and standards from farm to fork.  …. Read More


Go Export 2

Enterprise Mauritius is embarking on Go-Export 2. The training program will address the gaps identified in the application of skills shared during Go-Export 1 modules through coaching and mentoring. The main purpose of the Go-Export 2 is to drive the SMEs to develop an understanding of end-market requirements, allow them to plan strategically, manage resources, set-up robust operations, produce marketable products, and reach their target customers through the right channels. …..  Read More


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Exporting to Africa Workshop 2

Following the success of this first workshop, Enterprise Mauritius is planning to hold a second edition of the Exporting to Africa Workshop—with a focus on marketing and sales in Africa. The Exporting to Africa Workshop 2: Marketing and Selling Your Products in Africa is scheduled for 23rd-24th November 2017 at the BPML Tower, Conference Hall 1, Ebene   …. Read More

FASHION CARNET – Discover Mauritian Talent


Freelance Designer – Lida O’reilly

Fashion creation is her leisure, her passion, her livelihood, thanks to this dedication Lida O’Reilly, has won an indisputable international reputation in the field of fashion.  The lady is known for her sartorial statement in designer gowns which elegantly fit the body types of every woman. Through a very personalised style, Lida O’Reilly expresses a modernised Mauritian culture. She blends different cultural influences giving her designs the ‘metissé’ and versatile look …. Read More


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Annual Report 2015-2016

Dear Shareholders,
It is my pleasure to present to you the Annual Report of Enterprise Mauritius for the period January 2015 – June 2016. Allow me to give you a glimpse of the highlights which have marked the journey of Enterprise Mauritius an award-winning Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO)    …. Read More

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Textile and Apparel Brochure

The textile industry is rightly considered as the catalyst of the Mauritian industrial revolution.  For the  past  4  decades, the  textile  industry has  spearheaded the  structural  transformation of  the Mauritian economy to such  an extent  that  this sector  has acted  as the engine of economic growth, attracting FDI from various countries, creating new employment opportunities, and  strengthening the manufacturing base of the economy.  ….Read More

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Light Engineering Brochure

The Light Engineering industry contributed to the growth of the manufacturing sector as a support industry to the sugar mills as well as steel and iron products for the construction sector since the 1960s. This industry has also been fuelling the growth of other sectors in the manufacturing sector by supplying various types of machines, parts and by providing repair services. …. Read More


Agro  Brochure

From a sugarcane-based mono-crop economy in the 1960’s, Mauritius has developed its agro-activities to become a comprehensive food and drink industry. The Food and Drink sector constitutes the second largest manufacturing   sector of Mauritius, after the Textile and Apparel …  Read More

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Exporting to Africa Manual

For the past couple of years, Africa has figured prominently in the strategic planning of the Government of Mauritius. With a total population of 1.2 billion, a growing middle class with increasing taste for consumerism nonetheless being endowed with little domestic supply capacity, Africa is touted as the El-Dorado for Mauritius …   ….Read More


EM-Events 2016

Calendar of events

INTERNATIONAL FAIRS AND EVENTS 2017 : 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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H.E. Abbas Rizvi, Honorary Consul of Mauritius in Tanzania with his collaborator, Mr Mohamed Dewji meeting Mr Arvind Radhakrishna, CEO of  Enterprise Mauritius


H.E. Mr Yoshiharu Kato, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary meeting the CEO of Enterpise Mauritius


H.E. Christelle Sohun (Mrs), High Commissioner of Australia meeting the CEO of Enterprise Mauritius

Poland delegates

Visit of Mr Andrzej Krezel, Head of the Section & Mrs Marlena Wysocka, First Secretary of Trade and Investment Promotion Section, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Johannesburg

Rum buyers

Rum buyers from Poland and Netherlands meeting the CEO and staff  of Enterprise Mauritius

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Hon. Mrs F.G.Nyoni, Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development of Zimbabwe,
Hon Ashit Kumar Gungah, Minister of Industry, Commerce & Consumer Protection, Mrs Belinda Edmonds, CEO of ACTIF with the Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Mauritius at Origin Africa Fair  held in Mauritius






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