Mauritius is a well-established business destination for investors seeking a secure investment climate, a conducive business environment, political stability, transparent regulations, value-addition and an efficient financial sector.

As an innovation-driven and knowledge-based economy, Mauritius is underpinned by a broad spectrum of sectors which offers a number of excellent business opportunities in numerous fields: Agriculture, Aqua-culture and ocean economy, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Property, IT and Digitisation, ICT-BPO, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, amongst others.

Mauritius is ranked 13th out of 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business

Economic Advantages

  • Strategic location in the Indian Ocean, linking Middle East, Asia and Africa
  • Recognized, well-regulated Financial Services Sector
  • Availability of highly-qualified professionals and skilled work force, bilingual in English and French
  • High-tech ICT connections – high communication speed and capacity
  • High bandwidth connectivity with Europe, South-East Asia and Africa
  • Preferred jurisdiction for investments in fast growing and emerging economies in Africa and Asia (India and China)
  • 1st in Africa according to the World Bank “Ease of doing business” report for several consecutive years
  • Strategic time zone (GMT +4)

Political and Legal Advantages

  • Stable democratic political system and sustained economic growth
  • Sovereign and independent
  • Market-driven economy which encourages free enterprise and foreign investment
  • Efficient banking system
  • Stock exchange open to foreign investors
  • Sound legal system based on English and French legal systems
  • Modern legislation in line with other financial centres (Compliance, AML and CTF legislation)
  • A high degree of confidentiality

Fiscal Advantages

  • Favourable taxation – minimum tax liability of 15%
  • No foreign exchange control
  • No withholding tax on dividends
  • No capital gains tax
  • No estate duty, inheritance or wealth tax
  • Extensive network of DTAAs and IPPAs

Other Advantages

  • Significant cultural links with Africa, India, China, France and the United Kingdom
  • Preferential trade links with USA, Europe, India and Africa
  • Member of the economic free trade organizations: Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional
  • Cooperation (IOR-ARC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Innovative set of investment vehicles