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Why Mauritius?

Political Stability

Mauritius has been independent since 1968 and has regularly held free elections as provided by its constitutions.

Law

Mauritius has a hybrid system of law, French for civil law and British for commercial and company law. This is due to the history of Mauritius which has been under the governance of France until 1810 and England thereafter until independence. The highest court of appeal is the Privy Council.

Location

Ideally located +4 hours GMT, allowing communication with Asia in the morning, Europe during the day and the United States in the evening.

Economy

Stable based on agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and financial services.

Banking

The economy is serviced by local and well known international banks providing world class services. The Banking sector is regulated by the Bank of Mauritius.

Taxation

Mauritius offers a range of incentives both to local and international investors. Some of those incentives are detailed further in this brochure as they apply to the Global Financial Services sector.

Human resource

Highly educated and multi lingual professionals (English, French, Chinese and Hindi).

Communication

Mauritius has a well developed communication infrastructure including ADSL, ISDN, and high bandwith International leased lines and internet access. Mauritius is connected to the Safe submarine fibre optic cable connecting Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Lifestyle

Mauritius is world renowned as an International tourist destination with first class hotels and beaches supported by an International airport, transportation network, shopping, sporting and leisure activities.

Exchange control

There is no exchange control in Mauritius, allowing free repatriation of funds.

Bilateral agreements

Mauritius has established a number of agreements including  ‘Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties’ (DTAA) and  ‘Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements’ (IPPAs) amongst others.

Preferential Commercial Access

Mauritius being a member country of ‘Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’ (COMESA), and the ‘Southern African Development Community’ (SADC) benefits from preferential commercial access with member countries.  Mauritius has also concluded agreements such as the ‘Cotonou Agreement’, the ‘Generalised System of Preferences’ (GSP) and the ‘Africa Growth & Opportunity Act’ (AGOA).

OECD Classification

Mauritius has been classified in 2009 in the OECD white list, demonstrating that the Mauritian legislations and practices have construed to make Mauritius a viable jurisdiction for investors and an attractive platform for international business.

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