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UK Trade & Investment Office opens in Mauritius

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New office will enhance trade links between the UK and Mauritius

The British High Commission is pleased to announce that the United Kingdom Trade and Investment Department (UKTI) opened in Mauritius on 27 January 2015.

UKTI helps UK companies succeed globally and assists overseas companies to bring investment to the UK. It is at the heart of the Government’s effort to achieve sustainable economic growth. It encourages high-quality foreign direct investment in the UK and advises British companies wishing to invest in countries around the world. UKTI works closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to deliver the UK’s trade and commercial objectives.

In Mauritius, the UKTI office will be operating within the British High Commission. Its activities will focus around identifying opportunities for British companies to invest in Mauritius and it will also advise local companies on potential investment avenues in the UK.

British High Commissioner Jonathan Drew said: “The opening of UKTI in Mauritius is designed to increase bilateral trade and ensure that Mauritius gains from high quality British services and goods, partnering with the right British businesses that can help Mauritius make the next step to a high income country. We want to ensure that British businesses also share skills and build capacity so that more local jobs are created here. “I also hope that Mauritian companies, who already invest in countries around the world, look at the great opportunities for investment in the UK. The UK has one of the fastest growing OECD economies in the world and many of those who have invested in the UK have seen excellent returns, which are of much lower risk than investments in numerous other countries. I have no doubt that UKTI’s presence will benefit both the UK’s and the Mauritian economy.”