Expo to provide opportunities for local traders
April 8, 2021 5:48 am
The Fiji-New Caledonia e-Trade Expo has been launched by Minister for Trade and Commerce Faiyaz Koya in Suva yesterday.
This is one of the many initiatives undertaken jointly by both countries to develop bilateral relations and enhance partnership.
Koya says the business forum that was held in 2019 between Fiji and New Caledonia highlighted the economic potential that exists between the two nations.
“The Fijian Government has set the path to create a sustainable economy. An economy, which can accommodate a dynamic private sector and investors, facilitate capital and new technology, support diversification into new sectors, which feed into the global value chain.”
French Embassy Chargé d’affaires, Rene Consolo says the trade expo will benefit both countries in terms of trade and the possibility of new markets.
“You can be assured of the support of the French government for this initiative. You’ll also have the chance to connect.”
The Trade Minister says the Fijian and New Caledonian Governments have initiated preliminary discussions on a bilateral trade agreement that needs to be further explored.
He also highlighted the importance of formalizing trade and investment linkages to grant businesses predictability and certainty.