Mauritius is internationally recognized for its crystal clear waters, pristine beaches, picturesque mountain landscapes, colorful exotic fauna and flora as well as having the most delightful tropical climate all year round. It is also ranked among the top three countries worldwide with the purest quality of air.
The island is a dynamic melting pot of many traditions and cultures from Europe, Asia, and Africa, where every citizen of the world will feel welcomed and safe. The warmth and genuine hospitality of the Mauritians are also world renowned and most of the population are conversing in English and French.
Since its independence from the UK in 1968, Mauritius has established a stable and viable democracy with a thriving market economy. With one of the highest per capita income in Africa, the island has a mixed developing economy based on agriculture, exports, financial services, and tourism. Unique for its social peace and multi-cultural society, in 2017, Mauritius was named one of only four countries in the world which had no involvement in ongoing international or domestic conflict and no tensions with neighboring countries.
EXCELLENT CONNECTIVITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Essential for networking and the promotion of trade and business, Mauritius boasts a well-developed land, air and sea connectivity with great highways and roads as well as airport and maritime facilities that provide several daily flights and shipments to the rest of the world. The island enjoys rich Internet connectivity, placed as the eighth most fibered country in the world in terms of connectivity and the first in Africa.
A FINANCIAL HUB KNOWN FOR BEING AFRICA’S OFFSHORE HAVEN
Over the years, Mauritius has positioned itself as one of the most appealing hubs for investment in Africa. The island is recognized internationally for offering a competitive and attractive investment climate for foreign investors through its:
– Strategic geographic location in the Indian Ocean
– Hybrid regulatory framework
– Investment protection and non-double taxation treaties
– Highly qualified and multilingual workforce
– Political and economic stability
– Modern infrastructure and connectivity
– Convenient time zone (gmt + 4) making it easy to operate with foreign countries, being before closure of the Asian market and after the opening of the US market
– Single window clearance and assistance for most expat related procedures offered by The Economic Development Board set up by the Government of Mauritius.
Mauritius has a sound legal and regulatory framework. It provides access to the Mauritius International Arbitration Center (MIAC) and has the Privy Council as its highest court of appeal, thus providing investors with the confidence and infrastructure of one of the oldest and highly respected legal systems in the world.
Mauritius is a member of Regional Trading Blocs SADC, COMESA, IOC and IOR, and qualifies for benefits under AGOA, EPA for the US and EU markets respectively. , the island has Besides Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with India and China, thereby giving Mauritius preferential market access to most countries of the world.
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