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Why Mauritius

Mauritius is a well–regulated and trusted jurisdiction that has successfully established itself as a financial center for cross–border investments. The country has built up a solid reputation by making use of best practices and adopting a strong code of ethics. Mauritius is internationally recognised as a reliable investment centre, backed by its ability to ensure the ease of doing business, good governance and transparency, and economic and political freedom. The financial services sector, being one of the pillars of the Mauritian economy, has contributed to the improvement of financial products thus providing higher and more valued added services.

  • Cost-effective business platform with educated, bilingual (English/French) professionals.
  • Impressive track record of political stability with more than three decades of sustained economic growth
  • Sophisticated infrastructure, well developed financial services
  • No withholding tax on dividends, capital gains and interest
  • Modern and investor friendly legal and regulatory frameworks
  • Well-regulated banking sector, including presence of international banks
  • No exchange control on repatriation of funds and profit
  • Mauritius has a network of double taxation avoidance agreements with more than 43 countries so far and is a party to a series of treaties under negotiation
  • Signed Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAS) with a large number of jurisdictions
  • Secure investment location with established rule of law
  • Investment-friendly regulatory regime; World Class Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Signatory member of international standard setting bodies including the MMOU of IOSCO; IAIS, FATF, ESAAMLG and the IFSB.
  • Recognised International Arbitration Centre
  • A complete eco-system with the presence of international operators
  • Welcomes foreign investors and talents
  • Convenient time zone (GMT +4)
No Index Global Rank Africa Rank
1 Ease of Doing Business 2019 20 out of 190 countries 1st
2 Global Competitiveness Index 2018 49 out of 140 countries 1st
3 Corruption Perceptions Index 2018(Transparency International) 51 out of 180 countries 6th
4 International Property Rights Index 2018 40 out of 125 countries 3rd
5 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2017 - 1st
6 Press Freedom Index 2017(Reporters without Borders) 58 out 0f 180 countries 2nd
7 The A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index, 2017 30 out of 50 countries 3rd
8 2018 Index of Economic Freedom(Heritage Foundation) 25 out of 180 countries 1st
9 Economic Freedom of the World 2017(Fraser Institute) 8 out of 162 countries 1st
10 Human Development Index 2017 64 out of 188 countries 2nd
11 Democracy Index 2016 - Economist Intelligence Unit Full Democracy 16 out of 167 countries 1st
12 Knowledge Economy Index 2013 62 out of 145 countries 1st
13 Global Enabling Trade Report 2017 39 out of 136 countries 1st
14 Environmental Performance Index 2017 90 out of 180 countries 1st
15 Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Survey 83 out of 230 countries 1st
16 E-government development Index 2018 66 out of 193 countries 1st
17 Global Information Technology Report 2017 49 out of 139 countries 1st
18 Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business 2018 39 out of 139 countries 1st
19 The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2018 55 out of 136 countries 2nd
20 Social Progress Index 2018 43 out of 133 countries 1st
Regulatory Authorities


The FSC is responsible for the regulation, licensing, inspection and supervision of activities in the non-banking financial services sector, comprising of global business activities, in Mauritius. The regulatory body carries out its operations under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and adheres to a series of globally recognised legal framework.

The legal framework, which consists of The Companies Act 2001, issued by the Registrar of Companies, necessitates that a company requires a certificate of incorporation before starting business in Mauritius and/or internationally.

The Bank of Mauritius is the central bank and is the regulatory body for all banks in Mauritius. It ensures that the economic development is stable in the country, allowing business to operate freely

Mauritian banks, International banks and offshore banks make up the Banking sector in Mauritius. To view a list of banks in Mauritius, please click here.