A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the MCCI and the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) on Thursday 1 September 2016 in Pretoria with the objective of consolidating further the business ties between the two countries.
The signing parties, Mr. Alan Mukoki, Chief Executive Officer of SACCI, and Mr. Raju Jaddoo, Secretary-General of the MCCI are of the view that this collaboration will enable greater exchange of information and views on the opportunities of widening cooperation to the mutual benefit of both Mauritian and South African business people.
The setting-up of a Joint Business Council, comprising representatives of both Mauritian and South African business communities was also discussed. The JBC will be established with the objective of encouraging, promoting and facilitating economic cooperation among the business communities of both countries.
The MoU was signed in the context of the 1st Session of the South Africa-Mauritius Joint Working Committee meeting held in Pretoria on the same day. The topics under discussion of the Joint Working Group meeting included the establishment of dialogue on Rules of Origin between the two countries, the other possible areas of cooperation such as the manufacturing sector, renewable energy and maritime connectivity, as well as the setting-up of a Focal Point Working Group to identify and address the Market Access issues between South Africa and Mauritius.
The Mauritian delegation was led by the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mrs. U. C. Dwarka Canabady.