Why Mauritius?

Nestled in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has emerged as a beacon of trust and stability in the global financial landscape. The island is famous for its sophisticated legal and regulatory framework of international standards, world-class infrastructure, political stability and pro-business environment.

Mauritius has established itself as a trusted and respected International Financial Centre in the Indian Ocean. The growing number of double taxation agreements and the possibility to acquire residency to work and live in this tropical paradise, make the island, one of the most attractive destinations for investors looking to unlock fresh opportunities. Mauritius is fast establishing itself an investment Gateway to Africa. The robust regulatory framework, coupled with its commitment to international standards, has earned the island nation a reputation as a responsible, transparent financial hub and a jurisdiction of excellence.

Key Facts

  • Political and economic stability
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No foreign exchange controls
  • No Capital Gains Tax, no estate duty, inheritance or wealth tax
  • No withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties paid outside of Mauritius
  • Growing network of double taxation avoidance treaties with some 45 countries
  • Successful exit from FATF, EU and UK lists
  • Member of regional blocks – SADC (Africa), COMESA (Africa), IOC (Indian Ocean), CECPA (India), AGOA (US), UK-ESA EPA
  • Free Trade Agreements with Turkey, China and Pakistan
  • Simplified tax system and attractive fiscal regime (Low tax rates of 0% – 3% – 15%)
  • Good governance (ranked No.1 in sub-Saharan African region)
  • Modern infrastructure and road, telecommunication facilities, ultra-fast Internet
  • Convenient time zone (+ GMT 4)
  • Frequent air and sea links
  • Modern laws, independent judiciary, Privy Council (UK) is the highest appellate court
  • Educated, skilled and adaptable workforce – bilingual in English and French
  • Presence of international banks with online banking facilities
  • Smooth migration and re-domiciliation in/out of Mauritius
  • Possibility of getting Residence Permit or Permanent Residency in Mauritius
  • Possibility of acquiring a luxurious villa or an apartment in Mauritius
  • Confidentiality guaranteed – no disclosure without a Court Order from a Mauritian Court