Africa Business Summit: New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership

The Corporate Council on Africa is organising its 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on July 27-29, under the theme: ‘’New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership’’.

The Summit’s virtual conference will spotlight the next phase of growth in the U.S.-Africa economic partnership, focusing on key strategies such as Health Security, African Regional and U.S.-Africa Trade, the Future of Energy, Agribusiness and Manufacturing Ecosystems, Trade Finance, Women and Diaspora-Empowered Trade, Digital Transformation, and more.

Registration to the Summit is FREE, you may register here: U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2021

Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2021) Kigali, Rwanda

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Union and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, brings you the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair (IAFT2021) to be held in Kigali from 8 to 14 December 2021.

IAFT2021 will provide a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.2 billion people with a GDP of over US$2.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area.

For more information and registration details, please visit: intraafricatradefair.com 

Communique: MRA

With a view to further improve operations efficiency, the Mauritius Revenue Authority in collaboration with the Corporate and Business Registration Department (CBRD) has launched an online VAT Registration of a company on incorporation under a single process.

For more information, please click here to download the communiqué issued by the MRA.

 

Latest Updates: COVID-19 Work Access Permit Online Application

We would like to inform those of you in the essential services sector, that the online application for Work Access Permits is now open. Please note that only members operating in essential services should apply directly.

To avoid delays, please ensure that all required information is provided on the link below.
Please note that it is up to the relevant authority to grant permits or not

 

Apply for WAP

Latest Updates: COVID-19 Confinement 2021

We hope that you and your families are safe and in good health and that many of you have already had access to the COVID-19 vaccination in the past weeks.

Since the announcement of the lockdown which started this morning, we have been working with the relevant authorities to reactivate several of the actions which had allowed us to navigate through the stormy waters of the first lockdown.

We are presently working on the reactivation of the Work Access Permits.  Once all relevant parties agree on the way forward with regards to the WAPs, we shall communicate to the whole business community immediately.

On the topic of communication, we strongly suggest that BM members refer to BM’s formal communications and to our website where all the verified news will be posted. We would like to stress that it is very important not to spread unverified information as this only adds to the confusion in a situation which is already difficult.

With regards to the re-opening of essential businesses tomorrow, more information will be given as soon as possible. Same will be done as soon as we get information on the follow-up on the vaccination campaign.

In the meantime, please follow the Protocol for Businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace

Business Mauritius will remain at the service of the business community during these difficult times. All our activities are maintained as we are fully equipped to work from home.  As such, we can be joined on the normal BM number 466-36-00 or via our email info@businessmauritius.org. 

We have already defeated Covid-19 once, and we will again. Let us stay calm and united.