Fiji provides the best investment incentives: Ali

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Shaheen Ali, Ambassador of Argentina to Fiji Hugo Javier Gobbi and participants of the MERCOSUR-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (MACC) Trade and Technical Mission to Fiji. Picture: SUPPLIED

INVESTING in Fiji means access to the greater Pacific Region.

Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Shaheen Ali said this while officiating at the  opening of the MERCOSUR-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (MACC) Trade and Technical Mission to Fiji today at the Holiday Inn in Suva.

Mr Ali said Fiji is no longer an isolated island economy but an integrated hub of economic development.

“The presence of the MERCOSUR-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce here today, reaffirms our status in the Pacific,” Mr Ali said.

“Despite our geographical distance, there is tremendous opportunities that exist in Fiji for your countries to tap into.”

Mr Ali said Fiji provides the best investment incentives in the region and compares competitively at the global level.

MERCOSUR-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce is a bi-regional and innovative Chamber of Commerce passionately committed to identify, develop and assist its members in the business process and translates, comprehends and decodes trade opportunities between the MERCOSUR and ASEAN regions.

The Mercosur region includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay while Asean includes Brunei, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Delegates from the MACC Trade and Technical Mission including the Ambassador of Argentina to Fiji Hugo Javier Gobbi who was also present at the event.

Mr Gobbi said that he is keen to hold business meetings and talks with stakeholders and government officials at the four day event and to know more about Fiji and its people before looking into potential business opportunities.

Health, Agriculture and Tourism are some of the major areas the MERCOSUR-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce mission are looking into in relation to investing in Fiji.

The Trade Mission continues tomorrow and will finish on June 20.

 

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