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IORA’s Experts’ Meeting to Enhance Intra-Regional Trade and Investment

  • Theme of Event

    Trade & Investment Facilitation

  • Venue
  • Date
    30 – 31 Jan 2020

Mauritius will host an “IORA Experts’ Meeting to Enhance Intra-Regional Trade and Investment” in Mauritius on 30-31 January 2020, following the success of IORA’s Trade Modernisation Conference in Durban, South Africa, on 17-18 June 2019.

This Trade Experts’ Meeting is an opportunity for government trade experts and private sector representatives to discuss the prioritization and implementation of specific activities to promote trade and investment facilitation, including those reflected in the draft Work Plan of IORA’s Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI).


Some of the initiatives that will be discussed include:

  • How governments and the private sector can work best together within IORA
  • Ways to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region, including in ways that empower women in the region
  • Online technologies to better share information among governments and traders in the region
  • Boosting investment in the region with the help of government agencies
  • Existing and new partners that can contribute to IORA’s trade facilitation efforts.

The meeting will consist of two days of interactive sessions, providing a platform for participants to deliberate on the implementation of specific initiatives and partnerships.


Read more about IORA’s Trade and Investment Facilitation Priority Area, Working Group on Trade and Investment and Indian Ocean Rim Business Forum.


Any questions about the meeting should be directed to and copied to

Press Releases
  • Jan 31
    Official Press Release