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The Mauritius Advantage

Why invest in Mauritius?

Mauritius enjoys a solid reputation as an international financial centre. It is ranked first in Africa for political and economic stability, ease of doing business and the strength of its governance and institutions. Thanks to its location at the crossroads between Africa and Asia, Mauritius is the perfect place from which to invest in both regions.

An attractive destination for offshore investment

Mauritius is an increasingly attractive destination for offshore investors. It offers world-class financial and management services and an attractive legal and tax regime for the formation of offshore companies, known as Global Business Companies.

An IFC par Excellence
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    Impressive track record of political and economic stability

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    State-of-the-art infrastructure

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    Secure investment location in a free, democratic political system

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    Most business-friendly country in Africa offering an investment - friendly regulatory regime

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    Dual legal system, combining the advantages of Common & Civil Law

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    Peaceful, multi-ethnic society with flexible, multi-lingual and skilled workforce

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    Strategic geographic location and convenient time zone (GMT +4)

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    Fiscal advantages, including
    - No exchange control
    - No WHT, No CGT
    - Extensive network of DTAs
    - Simple tax regime

  • A robust and well financial hub

    There are 21 banks holding a Banking License.

    • Bank of Mauritius & Financial Services Commission are dedicated to supervision of the bank & non-bank financial services sector
    • Risk Based supervision framework. Robust regulatory framework within a business-friendly environment. Strict AML/CFT laws
    • Fully supports international initiatives e.g. FATF, Basel Committee, IOSCO, IAIS, OECD/CRS
    • Member of Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), associate member of FATF
    • OECD Rating – Mauritius evaluated as ‘Compliant’ with global tax laws
  • World Bank Doing Business 2017
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      49/190
  • Global Competitiveness Index 2016 - 2017
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      49/138
  • Forbes Survey of Best for Business 2015
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      37/144
  • MO Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2016
    • Africa Rank
      1st
  • 2016 Index of Economic Freedom (Heritage Foundation)
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      15/170
  • Economic Freedom of the World 2016 (Fraser Institute)
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      5/159
  • Human Development Index 2015
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      63/188
  • Democracy Index 2015 - (Full Democracy) Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      18/167
  • Global Enabling Trade Report 2014
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      29/138
  • Mercer’s 2016 Quality of Living Survey
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      83/230
  • Global Information Technology Report 2016
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      49/139
  • Social Progress Index 2016
    • Africa Rank
      1st
    • Global Rank
      40/133
DTAS between Mauritius and other countries
So far Mauritius has agreed on 51 double taxation agreements, of which 42 are currently in force.
Investment Promotion Protecting Agreement (IPPA)

 

  • Mauritius offers full protection of foreign investments in key African nations through its network of IPPAs.
  • The IPPAs guarantee Mauritian investment with respect to expropriation and social unrest in contracting states.They also provide for arrangements for settlement ofdisputes between investors and the contracting states.

 

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