SUNBIZ

Cost Of Doing Business Publications Launched

A survey, which is expected to set the tone for potential, budding and existing businesses in the Melanesian Spearhead Group countries and Fiji’s manufacturing sector, has been launched. The survey
17 Sep 2014 07:39
Cost Of Doing Business Publications Launched
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians halfback Frank Lomani (left) with No.8 Eremasi Radrodro at Nadi International Airport on November 9, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A survey, which is expected to set the tone for potential, budding and existing businesses in the Melanesian Spearhead Group countries and Fiji’s manufacturing sector, has been launched.

The survey is ‘Cost of Doing Business – A survey of selected costs across: MSG countries & Fiji Manufacturing Sector’.

The book was officially launched by the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation in conjunction with the Fiji Export Council at the Holiday Inn Suva yesterday.

Its finding are based on comprehensive research conducted by multinational professional services network, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and initially presented at the federation’s TOPEX Conference the past year.

Federation chairman, Howard Politini said this was a first ‘live’ document the federation had been able to produce.

“There was a need to try to capture all business related costs locally with particular emphasis toward the ‘Cost of Doing Business’ in the Fiji manufacturing sector,” Mr Politini said.

“This would then be compared to some of the costs with countries in the MSG being Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

“The opportunities to grow our trade within the MSG countries are immense and it is vitally important that we understand the cost structures that exist in these countries.”

Area of discussion

Mr Politini noted the survey was a key area of discussion amongst the Federation’s seven business councils.

“The Federation will continue its role to lobby Government through the annual budget and other opportunities to review fees and charges,” he said.

“It’s envisaged the information covered in this report will be useful for businesses and investors in making sound business decisions for their respective organisations.”

TOPEX Conference

Meanwhile, also launched yesterday was the federation’s annual Top Executives (TOPEX) Conference to be held on October 17 and 18.

Federation chief executive, Nesbitt Hazelman, urged members and executives to participate and be a part of the interesting programme lined up.

“We’re focusing on growth this year and we’ve got a number of speakers on boad who will be coming down and the new elected Prime Minister will also be on hand to deliver the keynote address,” he said.

Among its array of topics, it would also be focusing on productivity.

“We feel that it’s an integral part of our conference and we’re getting in people from Singapore and Malaysia, they champion productivity in the Pacific,” Mr Hazelman said.

The theme this year is ‘2015 and Beyond: Accelerating Economic Growth’.

Feedback:  ranobab@fijisun.com.fj

 




Fijisun E-edition
Advertise with fijisun
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: