Dear members, the wet weather hasn’t slowed down our ongoing activities, or the opportunities for you to engage in matters that effect you. Please read below for updates.
Business License Act Consultation Meeting update
Thank you to those who were able to attend last week. It marks the beginning of future dialogue with the Ministry of Finance. For those of you unable to attend please find the PowerPoint presentation of MFEM attached. We are working with the Ministry to set dates for future focus group discussions and will keep you informed and updated.
Seeking a potential candidate to represent VCCI in the Price Advisory Committee
The VCCI is seeking a candidate(s) interested in representing the Chamber on the Price Advisory Committee. This person should have a good understanding of the current retail market from a consumers perspective, and be a current business license holder.
The Price Advisory Committee was established by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management as per the Price Control Act CAP 86. The deadline to submit your candidacy form is Wednesday 9 September 2020. For more information, please contact VCCI Reception by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 27543.
TOURISM BUSINESS OWNERS & MANAGERS: Please complete this survey and share widely with other businesses
The current border closure is temporary, so it is vital that we make sure that the damage from this crisis is temporary too. One of the best ways we can help is by having a solid evidence base to present to our decision makers.
To enable us to understand how the impacts on our industry are evolving, the Vanuatu Tourism Office and the Department of Tourism have today jointly launched the follow up to the COVID-19 tourism businesses impact survey that we ran back in April.
The survey is available in English, Bislama and French, and as before, it allows owners and managers of Vanuatu tourism businesses of all sizes to provide information on how the COVID-19 border closure is affecting them.
The survey is open until Friday, 11 September at 5pm.
We urge all owners and managers of Vanuatu tourism businesses to assist us by completing this survey – Click HERE to fill it out.
PLEASE NOTE VCCI WILL BE SENDING OUT A SURVEY ON WEDNESDAY FOR ALL OUR BUSINESS MEMBERS NOT IN THE TOURISM SECTOR. WE ENCOURAGE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO FILL THIS IN ALSO.
The VCCI team