Trade Financing & the Mauritius-China FTA

On 2 March 2021, the CEO of the MBA, Mr. Daniel Essoo, moderated a panel on Trade Financing and the opportunities opened up by the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA), at a conference organised by the Economic Development Board. The panel comprised Mr. Daniel Lam Chun, Coverage Executive, Franco-Lusophone Africa, TDB, Mr. Ahmed Parkar, CEO of Star Knitwear Group, Ms. Nathalie Daynes, Head – Sales & International Networks and Mr. Sunil Ramgobin, Director – Corporate & International Banking, ABSA Bank (Mauritius). Some of the key aspects discussed include: specific financing needs that the FTA will give rise to, key gaps in the market and current areas of difficulty in relation to trade finance, and solutions available to clients in order to tap into the full potential of the Mauritius-China FTA.