This project aimed to support the Mauritian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Co-operation (MFAITC) in preparing for Services Negotiations in the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.

The objectives of the project were to:

  • Identify the services, at micro level, that can be (or is already being) exported from Mauritius;
  • Identify the constraints hindering exports or their further development; and
  • Undertake an analysis of key support measures that could strengthen the capacity of domestic service firms, in particular to export.

set out the role of the EPA in supporting the development of the tourism sector, drawing on the experience of the Caribbean. In particular the consultant will prepare a paper on ‘A Framework for Developing the Tourism Sector in the EPAs