President 2015

Mauritius is strongly positioned to host RAME2019

The paradise island of Mauritius, through its Professional Association of Freight Forwarders, has bid to host the 2019 meeting of region Africa and Middle East (RAME) of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations.

For centuries, the Dutch, English and French sailors used to stop over here while pursuing their trade route to or from India. The navigators considered our island as the star and key of the Indian Ocean due to its strategic position.

Later, Mark Twain, author of the American literary classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, visited our country in 1896 and wrote that you gather idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.

Nowadays, Mauritius is determined to become a regional logistics hub, privileged not only by its geographic location between Asia and Africa but also by ....(read more)

Monday, 24th Sep 2018

Council meeting

Latest developments in the aviation field

The Italian air carrier Alitalia will start again its direct flights to Mauritius as from the 26th October 2018.

Three flights are planned each week. Alitaliaís Airbus A 330 will take off on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights from Fumiciano airport in Roma and land in Mauritius the next day.

On its part, the national carrier, Air Mauritius will launch two flights per week between Mauritius and Thailand as from the 31st October. An Airbus A330-200 and its new Airbus 330-900 neo plane will be dedicated to this route.

The flight departing on Saturdays from Mauritius will be a direct one while the second flight, scheduled on Wednesdays, will make a stop-over in Singapore.

In 2017, air freight traffic increased by nearly 18% from year to year, attaining almost 61 000 tonnes for both inbound and outbound cargo. The freight to and from Mauritius, is manly transported in the belly of ....(read more)

Monday, 24th Sep 2018

Sea transport

Escalating trade war between the United States and China

The trade war between the United States and China is escalating. It is expected to slow down global economic growth.

The Chinese government has announced that it will impose customs tariffs on US goods worth US $ 60 billion, in retaliation of President Donald Trumpís decision that new tariffs will be levied on $ 200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

The US tariffs which will be applied on the 24th September, will start at a rate of 10%, before rising to 25% as from the 1st January of next year.

Thousands of products from China, from food seasonings to network routers and parts of industrial machinery, will be affected.

On the other hand, the Chinese government will implement new tariffs at 5% or 10% depending on the product, entering the Peopleís Republic of China.

More than 5 000 goods will be impacted, including meat, alcoholic drinks, chemicals, clothes, machinery, furniture ....(read more)

Monday, 24th Sep 2018