The International Trade Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
The International Trade Division (ITD) is responsible for the formulation and development of trade policies of Mauritius. It aims at creating a conducive trade policy environment for Mauritius to position itself on the world market and to increase its trade share. It is equally engaged in the process of regional integration and international trade negotiations at WTO level.
Through the regional and international trade negotiations the ITD seeks to open markets and preserve existing market access for our exporters of goods and services. It is the Government’s specialist negotiator of market access at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.
Role of ITD
· To develop and implement a dynamic regional and international trade policy by:
· Creating a conducive environment for trade and investment, enhancing market access for goods and services, removing non-trade barriers and ensuring trade facilitation;
· formulating Trade Policies and ascertaining that its concerns are adequately reflected in Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trading Arrangements as well as in global trade rules;
· continuously monitoring developments taking place at the Multilateral and Regional levels;
· Securing trade and economic benefits to improve the standard of living and well-being of our people and smooth out the integration of Mauritius in the multilateral trading system;
· Enhancing the share of Mauritius in world trade.
The Industrial Property Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
||Registers and protects industrial property rights, namely, patents, industrial designs and trademarks |
Helps in the dissemination of information on the importance of IP rights
The contact details of the staff of the Directorate are as follows:
Trade Policy Unit