Chamber looks forward to working with government

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Dr Nur Bano Ali. Picture: FT FILE

THE Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry looks forward to working with the new government in its usual partnership and mutual approach to defining and maintaining government policies that affect business and commerce.

Chamber president Dr Nur Bano Ali yesterday said, “We note with positivism and indeed relief the statements by both the Minister for Trade, Co-operatives and SME Manoa Kamikamica and the Minister for Finance, Biman Chand Prasad that current policies will continue and their assurance that changes if any to taxation and policy will be made in consultation with business and relevant stakeholders”.

Dr Ali said the chamber welcomed the new Government and its intentions to maintain a conducive environment for business and economic growth.

She said such positive sentiments by the new Government reiterated and reinforced the importance of consistence and continuity in policy for business planning and strategic direction.

Dr Ali said this was the kind of support and certainty that business and commerce needed to continue growth and provide the economic activity that is necessary for employment especially as we all had just come out of COVID and have achieved a full year of normal business for 2022.