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Mauritius on a mission to elevate manufacturing credentials

Published on June 09, 2016

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has established a solid reputation over the years as a manufacturer of high-tech, high-end clothing. And the Indian Ocean island nation is keener than ever to build on its strengths through investment in innovation and geographic expansion, as industry executives tell just-style.

With duty-free market access to both the European Union and the United States under the EU-ESA (Eastern and Southern Africa) Economic Partnership Agreement and the recently-extended Africa Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), Mauritius has been working hard to grow its textile and apparel industry.

The sector already comprises around 250 apparel companies employing over 44,000 staff, and accounts for around 55% of total exports. Not surprisingly Europe, the US and South Africa remain the country's biggest markets – and Mauritius is currently on a mission to showcase its credentials to the UK market. Read more. Source | Just Style