The Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry members yesterday afternoon converged to take a collaborative approach through proposals to counter the adverse impact of Corona Virus on businesses in Fiji.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum speaking during the panel discussion said Government is open to looking at some form of subsidization for businesses should they encounter a change in the market.

β€œWhat we really want to hear specifically about your individual sectors as a whole are the challenges being faced by you and areas that will help grow your business, in particular, the supply chain,” said the Attorney-General.

β€œWe want economic activity to carry on and we want to help you as investors to continue with business and employ people, that is our objective from a macro-economic perspective.”

A number of recommendations were put forward from the various business sectors on how to cushion the blow from COVID-19 which should have a ripple effect towards the economy in the coming months.

Business houses are advised to send in their submissions to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism which will then be forwarded to the Ministry of Economy to be incorporated in the supplementary budget to be delivered on the 26 March.

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