Minara Global Trade: Sri Lanka

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Business Newsflash: On Monday , 19 April 2021 on the Minara Global Trade programme we were welcomed at the High Commission of Sri Lanka , Pretoria. 

The Deputy Vice President of Minara Chamber of Commerce & the Managing Director of Esquire Technologies Mr Asgar Mahomed met the H.E. High Commissioner HE Mr Sirisena Amarasekara  and the Commercial Secretary, Mr Sanjeewa Ranasinghe Bandara at the Chancery. 

During the discussion, it was highlighted to strengthen the bilateral trade between two countries and collaboration with the trade chambers of both counties. Further, the attention was focused to improve the trade of apparel, rubber products, spices, coconut products and seasonal fruits & vegetables.

Discussions included virtual webinars focusing on the above mentioned sectors in the near future. The Chamber President, Mr Solly Suleman mentioned he looks forward to hosting H.E. Mr  Sirisena Amarasekara during his visit to Durban in the very near future. 

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International Virtual Ceramic & Building Material Fair 2021

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International Virtual Ceramic & Building Material Fair 2021 

The Chemical & Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL) is organising a Virtual India International Ceramic & Building Material Fair with B2B (Virtual) during 27th to 30th April 2021 (4 days) in CAPEXIL's virtual platform with 30 Indian Exporters .

30 established CAPEXIL Members / Indian Exporters mainly from MSME Segment to large conglomerate of Ceramics & Allied Products specially from Ceramic Tiles & Sanitarywares as primary products covering all categories of Ceramic Products viz.Ceramic tiles, Sanitarywares, Roofing tiles, Vitrified Tiles, Wall Tiles, Floor Tiles, Porcelain Tiles etc. will be participating in this event, followed by series of virtual B2B Meets under MAKE IN INDIA Initiative of the Govt. of India

To Register: Registration / Log-in Link for importers/visitors/distributors/agents, etc willing to take part / have B2B Meetings with Indian Exhibitors is http://capexil.org/capexil-iicbmf/index.html

Minara Chamber of commerce Global Trade opportunities: Mauritius

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Press Release : Friday, 9 April 2021: Next on the Minara Chamber of commerce Global Trade opportunities programme was a meeting with the High Commission of Mauritius this week at their offices in Pretoria. Minara Chamber Deputy Vice President Asgar Mahomed was welcomed by  High Commissioner H.E.  Dr P Vijaye Lutchmun and the Economic Counsellor for Africa , Dr Prega Ramsamy who is responsible for investment, trade and financial development.


Discussions included promising business opportunities within the Textiles, Seafood, Pharmaceuticals and Fruit sectors amongst many other industries yet to be explored.


Mauritius also has some great incentive programs for some that want residency or retirement out of South Africa. In addition, the country which ranks first in Africa in ease of doing business, global competitiveness and governance amongst other accolades also offers great tax rebates for investors. 


Dr Ramsamy indicated that Mauritius is currently attracting investments in a number of priority sectors including  pharmaceuticals, tourism, the ocean economy, agro-industry, healthcare, retirement homes, real estate and ICT.  Minara Chamber will soon facilitate a Virtual Business Seminar for its memberships facilitated by the High Commission which will present further details on the various investment and business opportunities.


Our next meeting and country to explore will be with the High Commission of Kenya, members who have specific queries and would like us to query on your behalf kindly email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday 13th April 2021.

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