Investment climate in Mauritius

Mauritius continues to be among the most competitive, stable and successful economies in Africa, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $11.5 billion and per capita income of over $8,400 in 2012, one of the highest in Africa.

Mauritius actively seeks foreign investment and prides itself on being open to foreign investment. According to the World Bank report “Investing Across Borders” (published in July 2010), Mauritius has one of the world’s most open economies to foreign ownership and one of the highest recipients of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) per capita.

Regulatory Framework

The Board of Investment (BOI)

The Board of Investment (BOI) is the national investment promotion agency of the Government of Mauritius with the mandate to promote and facilitate investment in the country. It is the first point of contact for investors exploring business opportunities in Mauritius and the region. BOI also assists investors in the growth, nurturing and diversification of their business. With a view to facilitating the implementation of investment projects and, more importantly, to continuously improve the investment and business climate, BOI works in close collaboration with Government bodies, institutions and private sector companies.

Competition Act 2007:
The Competition Commission of Mauritius (CCM) is a statutory body established in 2009 to enforce the Competition Act 2007. This Act established a competition regime in Mauritius, under which the CCM can investigate possible anticompetitive behavior by businesses. In its investigations, the CCM has considerable powers to compel businesses and others involved to prove information. If it decides that a business’s conduct is anticompetitive, CCM has strong powers to intervene and correct the situation.

Information for investment climate has been summarized to include the following;

Development partners of Mauritius
Double Taxation Treaties in Mauritius
Exports of Mauritius
International Trade Agreements with Mauritius
Investment Authority of Mauritius
Investment guarantees in Mauritius
Investment incentives in Mauritius
Investment opportunities in Mauritius
Natural resources of Mauritius
Trading partners of Mauritius
Mauritius Shipping Status
Mauritius Stock Exchange

For more reading

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/2013/204692.htm

http://mauritius.usembassy.gov/uploads/images/m3QzrFQu6QrvhfUUauipRA/Investment-Climate-Statement-2008.pdf

http://www.eregulations.mu/doingbiz.aspx

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/2013/204692.htm

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/mauritius/196472/josephan/2013%20ICS-Final%20Report%20_Mauritius_.pdf

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