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Why Mauritius

Strategically located at the cross-roads of Africa, Asia and Australia, Mauritius has positioned itself as a premier international financial centre for investors seeking security, transparency and fiscal efficiency.

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FISCAL ADVANTAGES

  • Attractive fiscal policies
  • Low corporate tax (0% - 3%)
  • No Withholding Tax (WHT) on interest, royalties, dividends or remittance of branch profits
  • Zero rated Value Added Tax (VAT) for global business transactions
  • No Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
  • No stamp duties, registration duties and levy
  • No estate duty, inheritance, wealth or gift taxes
  • No limit on the carry forward of tax losses
  • No forced heirship rules
  • No Foreign Exchange control
  • Stock exchange open to foreign investors

NON-FISCAL ADVANTAGES

  • Political, social and economic stability
  • Investment-friendly regulatory regime
  • Well regulated financial sector
  • Internationally recognized rules & regulations
  • Ideal time zone (GMT +4)
  • Confidentiality No offshore company register is open for public inspection.
  • Large network of highly skilled & bilingual professionals available at unmatchable costs
  • Ideal platform for arbitration in case of dispute

** Mauritius promotes the pacific settlement of international disputes by instituting itself as an arbitral hub with the presence of a Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) locally, and the joint venture between the London Court of International Arbitration and the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (LCIA-MIAC Centre).] Mauritius is a signatory member of the following major multilateral Conventions and Agreements, namely the International Court of Justice, the 1958 New York Convention on Foreign Arbitration Award and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Mauritius Country Profile

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  • Region: Sub – Saharan Africa
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Income Category: Upper Middle Income
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
  • Fiscal year: 1 July – 30 June
  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Population below poverty line: 8%
  • Literacy Rate: 89.8% (highest in Africa)
  • GDP (purchasing power parity): $20.95 billion
  • GDP - per capita (PPP): $16,100
  • GDP - real growth rate: 3.4%
  • Inflation (CPI): 3.5%

International Recognition

Internationally recognised as a country that has substantially implemented internationally agreed tax and transparency standards by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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International best business practices and sustainable development policies acknowledged by the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) and the World Bank (WB).
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1st for doing business in Africa (World Bank's Doing Business 2015's Going Beyond Efficiency report”)
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1st in Africa & 17th in the world in “Ease of Doing Business” Report (World Bank)
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1st for 6 consecutive years on the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance
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1st in Africa in the Democracy Index
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1st in Africa & 33rd in the world for “Easiest Country for Trade” (World Economic Forum)
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Member Of International Organisations