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Mauritius – China Free Trade Agreement Signature of MoU to launch the negotiations

Date: December 13, 2017
Domain:Foreign Affairs; International Relations
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 13 December, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, to launch the negotiations for the Mauritius – China Free Trade Agreement.
The MoU was signed on 12 December during the 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative, Mauritius Embassy and Permanent Mission of Mauritius to the United Nations, Geneva, Mr Israhyananda Dhalladoo, and Permanent Mission of Mauritius to the United Nations, Geneva and the Vice Minister of Commerce, Mr Wang Shouwen.
 
The aim of having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is to create necessary conditions to increase the volume of bilateral trade and investment. Both sides intend to strengthen and expand the scope of economic cooperation between Mauritius and China as well as eliminate trade barriers.
 
Mauritius-China comprehensive FTA will cover trade in goods, trade in services, investment and economic cooperation as recommended in the Joint Feasibility Study concluded in May 2017.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
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