We’re the gateway to Africa: Mauritius looks to enhance trade relations with Pakistan

We’re the gateway to Africa: Mauritius looks to enhance trade relations with Pakistan

Mauritius is hoping to boost trade with Pakistan, according to a report published by The Nation. The country’s High Commissioner, Yusef Elahee, has revealed that it will cooperate with RCCI to hold a Made in Pakistan exhibition in Mauritius to strengthen commercial relations between the two countries.

Mauritius and Pakistan signed a Preferential Trade Agreement in 2007, and are currently in talks to broker a Free Trade Agreement in the future. The current bilateral trade volume between the two countries stands at US$56 million, well below its potential given the huge scope for Pakistani products, including cosmetics, on the local market.

Mauritius’ location could be beneficial to Pakistani traders looking to break into the African market, and Elahee was keen to point out that the country would be willing to ‘share the knowledge and expertise with the Pakistani business community’ it has gleaned from its experience in the textile industry.

 

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