Why Mauritius

The Mauritius Advantage

Situated in a strategic location in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius possesses unique geographical coordinates that make it an ideal gateway between Asia and Africa. As a result, promoting investments into Africa is one of the key areas of focus for the Mauritius International Financial Centre (MIFC).

Over the past decade, Mauritius has established a strong reputation as a premier International Financial Centre with several advantages that make it an attractive investment springboard. Equipped with a highly skilled and competent workforce, a robust and stable regulatory framework, and other advantageous factors, Mauritius is positioned as an International Financial Centre of choice for providing top-notch financial services and investment structures regionally and globally. Despite a history of economic reliance on sugarcane monoculture, Mauritius has transformed into a diversified economy comprising agriculture, textile manufacturing, global businesses, financial services, and FinTech.

This economic re-invention has led to continuous pursuit of local and foreign investment, know-how, and foreign talents to the island’s shores. Over the years, Mauritius has implemented reforms to enhance its legal and regulatory framework and maintain its status as an International Financial Centre (IFC).

To ensure Mauritius remains a viable investment destination, building resilience and responding effectively to international demands in the areas of anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) are integral parts of the island’s development strategy. Recently white-listed by the FATF, Mauritius has successfully navigated through its darkest times and is now poised to further develop its thriving sectors.

Economic freedom index 25th Real GDP growth rate 4.8% DTAAs in place 46 in the Ease of Doing Business Report 13th
Global CompetitivenessReport 52nd EIU democracy index 17th GNI per capita USD 10,230 IPPAS ni place 28
Corporate taxIncome tax**Value added tax flat 15% UnemployedRate 7.1% For IDI 72nd French Napoleon codeBritish common law Hybrid justice system
OECD & FATF White list Baa3 (stable) Moody’s credit rating (2021) Exclusive Economic Zone 2.3 million km2 11.5% FS share of GDP
0.79 high HDI 89.8% 51 49 1,3 m
1st in Africa & 19th Worldwide - Full Democracy on the Democracy Index1st in Africa - Mo Ibrahim Governance Index2nd in Africa - Stock Exchange market cap. To GDP of 90% NO Withholding tax on repatriationCapital gains taxExchange control $ ¥ £ English, French, Creole and Asian languages Languages
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