Mauritius has had an incredible economic track record since its independence in 1968. The development of Mauritius as an international financial centre started in the late 1980’s and today, the financial services industry is a key pillar of the Mauritian economy which contributes more than 12% of the GDP.
Mauritius has built over three decades of expertise across all spheres of the financial services industry and has established itself as a robust, transparent and credible international financial services centre.
Mauritius is the only financial services centre which is a member of all the major African regional organizations, such as the African Union (AU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
Mauritius combines the traditional advantages of an International Financial Centre (favourable tax regime, no capital gains tax, no withholding tax, no capital duty on issued capital, no exchange controls and free repatriation of profits and capital etc.) with the distinct advantages of it being a treaty-based jurisdiction, with a substantial network of Double Taxation Treaties and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements.