Update: 3:15PM INVESTMENT Fiji opened a two-day seminar in Suva today to create awareness of current export opportunities for Fiji in order to achieve export success in the international trade arena.
With the theme Better Trade Facilitation and Economic Growth, the seminar aims to facilitate existing exporters who wish to expand their current export markets overseas.
Permanent secretary for Industry and Trade, Shaheen Ali, who officiated the seminar, says there is no denying that trade is the engine of growth, especially for a small Island developing economy like Fiji - increased trade leads to job creation, development of new industries, improved standards of living and alleviation of poverty.
Investment Fiji CEO Uluilakeba says, "We are aware that our exporters are faced with challenges and a seminar such as this provides opportunities to interact with each other and to seek services of the various government agencies that will be present at the seminar."
Mr Uluilakeba said their role was to assist exporters.