Trade / Investment Promotional Missions In Nigeria And Ghana

7 years, 8 months ago - September 16, 2013
The Board of Investment in collaboration with Enterprise Mauritius, take the next two weeks focusing on trade and investment promotion mission to Lagos and Accra, capital of Nigeria and Ghana.

Organized under the name Mauritius International Trade and Investment Forum 2013 ( MATIF ) , these promotional campaigns are designed to enable local entrepreneurs to expand their fields of operation and see firsthand the opportunities that exist in countries in Africa west. "The scene is now set for more Mauritian companies to invest in the region in sectors in which Mauritius has competitive advantage and technical knowhow " says the leadership of the Board of Investment ( BoI ) , who hopes , through such campaigns , give opportunity for Mauritian entrepreneurs to explore investment but also the means to increase their exports and explore new sources of raw material supply opportunities.
The delegation BoI / Enterprise Mauritius will first in Lagos, where work sessions and business contacts are provided with the support of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission ( PIN). The same exercise will be repeated in Accra in collaboration with the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre ( GIPC ) . Local entrepreneurs will , during these sessions , studying the prospects of partnerships or strategic alliances in various fields such as financial services, healthcare , education and new technologies of information and communication .
In addition, Enterprise Mauritius will organize a meeting between buyers and sellers on 19 and 20 September 2013 at the Alisa Hotel, Accra, to demonstrate the industrial capacity of Mauritius. Importers , distributors and wholesalers Ghana will look at the possibilities of supply of Mauritius.In addition, Enterprise Mauritius will lead next week a Mauritian business delegation in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia as part of regular meetings between buyers and sellers.
In the latest monthly bulletin of export promotion agency , the director, Dev Chamroo , notes that domestic exports in the first half amounted to Rs 29.1 billion , which represents an increase of 9 % compared to the same period corresponding last year. It also reported that for the month of June 2013, exports reached no less than Rs 5.6 billion , an increase of 19% compared to the level in the corresponding month of 2012.Mauritius exports to 150 countries and exports are spread over 1500 tariff lines. " Diversification of both products and markets has taken centre stage in EM’s marketing strategy as we now focus on promoting our Domestic Oriented Enterprises (DOE’s) to join hands with our Export Oriented Enterprises (EOEs) in reaching out to more overseas markets. In this new paradigm, Africa is now set to lead the way into the next stage of export development from Mauritius  "writes Dev Chamroo .The Director of Enterprise Mauritius considers that the prospects are attractive to local manufacturers and exporters looking for new markets for their products or wanting to consolidate their shares in traditional markets .

Text by Le Mauricien

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