Our New Website is Launched

We hope you enjoy our new look website. With a Membership Directory, News, and Profile pages along with archived stories and data in the News, Press Releases and an Events section, we are aggressively seeking to support the efforts of each and every member.

Anticipated website traffic will come in two (2) ways; from search engines and from our own concerted marketing efforts. Further Search Engine Optimization is scheduled for the site once initial placements are noted from the new shift in our web domain address www.fijiexportcouncil.com . Secondly, a newsletter system and database outreach program will be instituted to promote the site and members to various associations, centers of influence and individual companies worldwide.



  Fiji Exporters in the News


 

Duty Suspension Scheme

Current Membership – 40

Members have been actively involved in imports and exports under DSS. However since major operating members come from the garment sector exports have been significantly reduced. Other industries whom have joined the scheme are water and manufacturing.

 

 

National Exports Strategy Design

The government and the private sector are concerned at the low rate of export from Fiji. A document National Exports Strategy Design has been concluded by Ministry of Commerce, Industries, investment & Communication in conjunction Commonwealth Secretariat and World Trade Centre. A wide cross section of the private sector played a pivotal role in arriving at the strategy. The document has been compiled after extensive consultation over a period of over six months. Directors Messrs. Ken Roberts and Humphrey Chang together with the CEO have been appointed to Summit Working Group 10 for the implementation of the Strategy.

The two directors and CEO are also members of Exports Action Revival Group under the chairmanship of FTIB.

 

Tax Exemption

Fiji Export Council has been given exemption from Income tax as announced in the 2008 National Budget government ministries and corporate organizations linked to import, export and international trade. Fiji Islands Customs Service has continued to display its commitment for the effective administration of the scheme. I do not have any doubts that with such co-operation from all sectors the Duty Suspension Scheme will achieve the ultimate goal it has been setup for.

Now that Fiji Export Council is going on an additional path by adopting the “Rapid Export Growth” it would be working more closely with both the public and private sector organizations to achieve its vision and mission.

 

Acknowledgement

The Secretariat wishes to render its sincere acknowledgement to the Chairman and Board of Directors, Ministry of Finance, Fiji Islands Revenue and Customs Authority and Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau, Ministry of Commerce, Industries Investment and Communication and other related agencies.