Why Invest in Mauritius
Why Mauritius

Market Access – At the centre of world’s emerging markets (Linking Asia, Africa and Australia)

Our geographical position makes us an ideal platform linking Asia and Africa, Australia and Africa and vice versa. Our numerous treaties and memberships with African countries make promoting trade and investment in Africa a cornerstone of our offerings.

Mauritius, as a member of the African Union, has been promoting trade and investment ties with several countries of the African continent over the past years. As a founding member of the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA) and also a member of the South African Development Community (SADC), Mauritius has contributed towards the economic growth of Africa through investment and trade.

As the African continent is the destination for world resources which have yet to be exploited, foreign firms have used Mauritius to structure, coordinate and manage their investments into Africa; thus, enhancing its position as a tried, tested and trusted financial centre of substance.

Mauritius has also emerged as a reputable platform where the Stock Exchange continues to offer its products to meet the needs of foreign investors and overseas companies.

Risk mitigation

Our exclusive offering of risk mitigation through our web of Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs) and membership with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is one of our most highly viewed selling points.

Mauritius provides investors with additional protection and comfort through the network of IPPAs established in Africa since these agreements expressively diminish the risks in those countries where there may be risks of nationalisation or expropriation.

Furthermore, Mauritius is a member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which is an international financial institution under the World Bank offering political risk insurance and credit enhancement guarantees.

G-to-G framework of cooperation with foreign African Governments

Development, promotion and management of business infrastructure such as Special Economic Zones, Business and Technology Parks and Industrial Zones in selected countries to reduce barriers of entry and provide secure business environment for our domestic enterprises.

Easy recruitment of skilled and bilingual staff

The education system in Mauritius provides all children with free education from primary schools through secondary schools and more recently also at university level. Our schools provide both English and French classes since primary school to the last year of secondary school.

Both English and French are favoured in education and professional settings. Our media provides information in either language and some also in a third language.

Our bilingualism offers possibilities to tap into both Eastern and Western African countries which are English based and French based respectively.