The Mauritian Jurisdiction
 
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The Mauritian Jurisdiction

The strategic position of Mauritius

Well-positioned, Mauritius acts as facilitator for a significant part of trade on the Asia-Africa corridor, as well as within the region. The country boasts a business-friendly environment, a sound legal and regulatory framework, a conducive fiscal regime, an investment-grade sovereign rating status and an adherence to international regulatory standards.

5-19
5-9b
5-19c

Mauritius Rankings on a worldwide scale

MAURITIUS RANKINGS ON A WORLDWIDE SCALE

Economy

Mauritius, strategically situated in the Indian Ocean, holds membership within various regional and international organisations:

Presence within the African regional organizations:

  • SADC (Community of the development of Southern Africa)
  • COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)
  • IOR-ARC (Indian Ocean Rim association for the Regional Cooperation)
  • OIF (International Organisation of la Francophonie)
Growth indicators:
  • GDP at market prices: USD 12.1 bn
  • GDP growth rate at market prices: 3.8 %
  • GDP per capita: USD 9,595
  • Headline inflation: 1.0% (December 2016)
Sources: Statistics Mauritius & MCB Staff estimates

Why choose Mauritius to setup an investment vehicle?

WHY CHOOSE MAURITIUS TO SETUP AN INVESTMENT VEHICLE
  • Attractive and simple investment and fiscal opportunities:
    • Relief from double taxation
    • Favourable fiscal regime with respect to capital gains and withholding taxes on dividends, interests and royalties
    • Free repatriation of investment capital and returns & guarantee against expropriation 
  • Leading logistics and trade hub, with extensive Freeport, bunkering and trade-related support infrastructure
  • No exchange control restrictions
  • Access to foreign currency finance
  • Well-known for structured Trade Finance with Africa, Europe and Middle-East and investment into and from India