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Mauritius

  • NTM survey implementation

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius, ITC launched and implemented the NTM survey between February and September 2011. Contacting the companies for interviews relied on a business registry compiled by ITC, based on information from local partners, including Enterprise Mauritius, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) and the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).

    In close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, ITC organized a full-day stakeholder meeting in Mauritius. The aim was to present and validate survey results, discuss the public sector’s perspective and explore concrete policy recommendations. More than 60 public and private sector representatives participated in the meeting, held in Port Louis, 24 January 2013.

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    Survey Results

    Mauritian exporters claim to be less affected by trade barriers than many other countries that have participated in the ITC business surveys on non-tariff measures. Among the 400 Mauritian firms surveyed, 27% of exporters were adversely affected by non-tariff measures; 36% of importing firms reported they were affected by non-tariff measures.

    The main concern is conformity assessment for the European Union, the largest market for Mauritian exports. In addition, companies reported a disproportionate share of measures related to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). COMESA countries comprise only 6% of Mauritian agricultural exports, however, they accounted for 29% of company concerns related to non-tariff measures.

    Mauritius: Company Perspectives - An ITC Series on Non-Tariff Measures

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    The chart below illustrates the various types of NTMs faced by Mauritian exporters.

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    Media Coverage

    News outtake by MBC 1 on Stakeholder meeting on Non-Tariff Measures in Mauritius

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  • NTM Survey Data

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  • Contact

    For additional information, please write to us at ntm[at]intracen.org.