President 2015


2018 AGM APT

Dear Members,

I feel delighted to wish you a warm welcome like last year to our AGM. First of all, let me express my heartfelt thanks to you all for the trust you have placed in the managing committee. I would also like to extend my thanks to the other members of the managing committee who elected me as chairman for year 2017/2018 and for the team work that has prevailed during my mandate.
I remember that after the management committee for 2017/2018 was set up, I sent an email to all of you on the 28th March 2017 to give you details on each office bearer . Furthermore, to promote transparency and good governance, I invited you to attend as observers, the deliberations of the management committee. Unfortunately, we did not get a positive response.
Fortunately, we have been able to rely on the unflinching support of Alain Lohun who helped us by shouldering some ....(read more)

Council meeting

The latest Annual General Meeting of APT

The Professional Association of Freight Forwarders (‘Association Professionnelle des Transitaires’) held its Annual General Meeting on the 23rd March 2017, in the presence of the director of Customs, Vivekanand Ramburun, at the headquarters of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The President of APT, Gupta Gopaul called for closer cooperation between the members of the association and the customs services to achieve a highly transparent working environment.

He added that APT acts as a facilitator of international trade and plays a critical role in the transportation and clearance of goods not only for the business community but also for individuals.

He expressed his thanks to the Ministry of Finance and the Director of customs for the due consideration they gave to APT’s request to bring amendments to section 119A of the Customs Act 1989 and to section 19 of ....(read more)

Wednesday, 5th Apr 2017

Sea transport

APT attended the FIATA World Congress 2017

The president of the Association Professionnelle des Transitaires (Professional Freight Forwarders Association) of Mauritius, Gupta Gopaul felt privileged to attend the 2017 World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) which was held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Several thought-provoking issues impacting global logistics had been discussed by high-calibre speakers, shedding light on the latest changes, innovations and paradigm shifts in global logistics.
The challenges in the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) stood out as one of the key themes that drew the attention of the audience of more than 1 000 participants coming from over 76 countries.
In her presentation, Ms Ana Hinojosa, Director, Compliance & Facilitation at the World Customs Organization, highlighted the dual objectives of the World Trade Organisation in rolling out ....(read more)

Saturday, 13th Jan 2018