The Mauritius Government continues to open-up new opportunities by expanding its network of bilateral agreements with the African continent through Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAs) and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs). Australian companies can take advantage of these agreements by using Mauritius as their base for their African operations, thus minimising sovereign risk. As Mauritius is also a member of COMESA and SADC, Australian exporters can also use Mauritius to enhance trade and investment in the region.Read more...
The Department of Foreign Affairs Office of the Undersecretary for International Economic Relations advises Filipino business people and private business missions to obtain official invitation letter/s from legitimate Israeli companies and/or organizations before travelling to Israel and refrain from bringing in their checked-in luggage marketing materials and utilize instead private couriers.
In their informal meeting with Ms. Galla Levanon of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Office, the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv was advised that the Israeli immigration authority’s treatment of Filipino businessmen and tourists are the same. Those holding regular passports are allowed to enter Israel for business and/or tourism without visas for 90 days.
The DFA issued the advisory in connection with the recent cases of Filipinos encountering immigration problems in entering Israel.
Partnering for Wealth Creation and Social Development: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and SAARC
12-14 November 2013 l Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Revera Consulting Group in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus has published a review “Doing Business in Belarus 2013”.
The document provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date status of the business environment in Belarus, covering the conditions and requirements of doing business in Belarus, investment climate, available banking and financial services, taxation, insurance sector, customs regulation (including the Common Economic Space legislation review) as well as intellectual property, consumer rights and court system.
The review “Doing Business in Belarus 2013” is available for download at the official website of the Embassy of Belarus in Indonesia at http://indonesia.new.mfa.gov.by/docs/doing_business_in_belarus_2013.pdf.
An Indian naval flotilla, comprising four ships from the Eastern Fleet, under the command of Rear Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet is scheduled to visit Manila from 12 – 16 May 2013. The ships are on a goodwill visit and include the indigenously-built guided missile stealth frigate Satpura, guided missile destroyer Ranvijay, guided missile corvette Kirch and the fleet tanker Shakti. There would be around 800 officers and men of Indian Navy on board the vessels.