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Ease Of Doing Business An Area Council Hopes Will Be Looked At

Improvement of ease of doing business in Fiji and tapping further into the tourism industry is what the Fiji New Zealand Business Council is hopeful for in the 2016 National
31 Oct 2015 10:45
Ease Of Doing Business An Area Council Hopes Will Be Looked At

Improvement of ease of doing business in Fiji and tapping further into the tourism industry is what the Fiji New Zealand Business Council is hopeful for in the 2016 National Budget.

President of the Council, Craig Strong, said they have made a brief and succinct submission which focuses on these two key areas.

Mr Strong said: “With regards to doing business in Fiji, the Council on behalf of its members, welcomes the digitisation of Company & Land Records.

“The Council would welcome a review of the Foreign Investment Act in line with the laudable ‘single window clearance’ initiative from Investment Fiji.”

As for tourism industry, he said the Council would welcome a specific allocation of the tourism promotional budget for the budget or independent traveler market segment.

He added: “Such an allocation need not be large as this target market is tech-savvy.

“However the allocation would recognise the contribution to the Fijian economy of the budget and independent traveler to the tourism market.”

 

Expectations

When asked about their expectations, Mr Strong said the council members have hopes that the 2016 National Budget will continue to produce the sustainable budgetary policy framework which has fuelled Fiji’s record economic growth.

As for their thoughts on the budget consultations around the country, he said the Government has made much effort in getting discussions with all the business sectors.

“The consultation process was thorough and inclusive,” he said.

“The FNZBC is extremely grateful to the Ministry of Finance for this opportunity to present its views on the budgetary policy opportunities that could help develop Fiji’s economy.”

 




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