Why Mauritius

With a financial system endorsed by the World Bank and IMF, Mauritius is proving itself to be a competent and resourceful international financial centre. Mauritius is becoming the JURISDICTION OF CHOICE for foreign investment in the region.


Mauritius is considered to be a success story of the African continent with its favourable investment climate, political and social stability. Doing business in Mauritius is both smooth and easy and complies with best practices in terms of transparency, good governance and ethics. It is internationally recognized for its rule of law. Such factors make it a destination of choice for holdings assets and investments.

Mauritius combines the traditional advantages of a traditional offshore financial center (there is no capital gains tax, no withholding tax, no capital duty on issued capital, confidentiality of company information, exchange liberalization and free repatriation of profits and capital etc.) with the ability for treaty based tax planning through its expanding network of Double Taxation Agreements (DTA).

The attractiveness of Mauritius is further consolidated by the fact that it enjoys a strong reputation as being a well regulated international financial services centre. The jurisdiction is highly ranked by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); the Financial Action Task Force, (FATF); and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Additionally, Mauritius is ranked first in Africa on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Mauritius also tops the African continent on key international benchmarks namely the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom, the Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business, the Democracy Index, the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance and the Environmental Performance Index amongst others.

The country is a member of the Commonwealth; the International Court of Justice; the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); the Multilateral Guarantee Agency (MIGA); the Southern African Development Community (SADC); the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); and the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).



OTHER ATTRACTIVE FEATURES OF MAURITIUS:
  • No exchange control
  • No public records for Global Business Companies and Trusts
  • Well established financial and banking institutions
  • Efficient Time Zone (GMT +4)
  • Low operational costs
  • Abundance of qualified professionals – population of 1.3 million bilingual in English and French
  • State-of-the-art communication facilities. Mauritius is connected to the SAFE and LION fibre optic under-sea cables.



ACCOLADES

 

Index Organisation Mauritius' Rank in Africa Mauritius' Rank in the World
Ease of Doing Business World Bank 1st 17th
Easiest Country for Trade World Economic Forum 1st 33rd
Economic Freedom Heritage Foundation 1st 18th
Top Regional Reformer World Bank 1st -
Most Improved Investment Climate African Business Awards 1st -
Best Governance Country in Africa Harvard University 1st -

 

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