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MAY 2014




Exports activities have strengthened in the first four months (January to April 2014) and are expected to improve further in the coming months. While Total Exports grew by +6% in the first Quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, exports of Export Oriented Enterprise (E.O.Es), registered a growth of +5% for the period January to April 2014, compared to the 2.1% increase for the period January to March 2014. The impulse has come mainly from the textiles, jewellery and seafood sectors. The performing markets remain the USA (+29%), France (+15.4%), Belgium (+26.5%), Italy (14.3%), while our exports to the UK (-16.4%) and South Africa (-20.7%) remain under pressure.

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FIM 2014


The Seafood Expo Global (SEG)

Previously known as the European Seafood Exposition (ESE) was held at the Parc des Expositions, Brussels, Belgium from 6 to 8 May 2014. SEG, renowned as the world’s largest seafood trade fair, attracted some 25000 buyers and sellers from around the world over three days. This event has proved to be a must attend fair for the local seafood companies

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Master Class on “Values of Contemporary Designs”

Thursday 29th May 2014 at Maritim Hotel by two leading art directors, Mr Félix Boukobza and Ms Ji Haye from France and South Korea.

The Master Class organised by Enterprise Mauritius (EM) on Thursday 29th May at Maritim Hotel, was a success with the participation of 126 professionals from various design fields. The two speakers, Mr Félix Boukobza and Ms Ji Haye from France and South Korea, renowned art directors internationally, conducted the Master Class.

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World Private Label

For nearly thirty years, PLMA’s annual ‘World Private Label’ international show has brought retailers together with manufacturers to help find them new products, make new contacts and discover new ideas that will help their private label programmes succeed and grow.

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18th to 20th June 2014

CTICC, Cape Town

EM will renew in the organisation of a Fashion Show on Thursday 19th June at the Piazza, Upper East Side Hotel-Cape Town. It will give an opportunity for our participating manufacturers and designers to showcase their latest products.

Mauritius will be represented by 40 local manufacturers among which are 34 Textile and Apparel companies (from childrenwear, denim, knits, knitwear, shirts, and suits), 3 footwear and 3 accessories companies

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Regional Payment Systems

Enterprise Mauritius invited two representatives of Bank of Mauritius to conduct a presentation on the African Payment landscape covering the Regional Payment Settlement System (REPSS) and SADC Integrated Regional Electronic Settlement System (SIRESS) on Monday 26th May 2014 at Enterprise Mauritius.

The purpose of this presentation was to disseminate the advantages that exist for exporters trading among the COMESA and SADC countries.

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Census by EM


Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI)

Ministry of Fisheries, Republic of Mauritius

Invitation for EOI for the lease of a building and facilities of the Fish Auction Market at Fort Williams, Les Salines, Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius

Ref: MOF/EOI/1/2014

Invitation for EOI from prospective operators/companies engaged in seafood activities for the lease of a building and facilities of the Fish Auction Market at Fort Williams, Les Salines, Port Louis.

EOIs with reference  MOF/EOI/1/2014 should be deposited in the Tender Box at Ministry of Fisheries, 4th floor, LIC Centre, President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis.

Deadline for submission : 20 June 2014 up tp 13.30hrs (local time) at latest

Additional info on the EOI may be obtained from the website of the Ministry at

Analysis of the Apparel Sector in Just Style

In its edition of 22 May 2014, Just Style carries an interesting insight on the Mauritian Apparel sector. It includes interviews of some local textile operators and Mr Dev Chamroo, CEO of EM.

The full article can be viewed here


Other articles written by  Michelle Russell, News and Insights Editor from (UK) who was in Mauritius last two weeks to produce an overview piece on Mauritius as a sourcing destination for textile and apparel, including some listed below, can be viewed here :

  • ANALYSIS: Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub, 21 May 2014
    ANALYSIS: Mauritius makers upbeat for AGOA renewal, 13 May 2014
    Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms talk tactics, 12 May 2014
    ANALYSIS: Mauritius makers confident of export growth, 12 May 2014
    MAURITIUS: Investment key to textile and apparel export growth, 7 May 2014

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