Important Notice

Mauritius is situated in the south-west of the Indian Ocean, about 800 km east of Madagascar. It has an area of approximately 1,865 km2 and is densely populated, with approximately 1.263 million inhabitants. The island has maintained one of the developing world’s most successful democracies and has enjoyed years of constitutional order since it gained independence in 1968.

Mauritius is a successful leading offshore financial centre. The Mauritius International Financial Centre is home to multinational companies, global investment funds, international banks, legal professionals and all of the big four audit firms.

Effective co-operation and exchange of information as well as robust working relationships between regulators are key to preserving financial stability. The Mauritius Finance Services Commission has signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with local, regional and international counterparts.

Mauritius is situated in the south-west of the Indian Ocean, about 800 km east of Madagascar. It has an area of approximately 1,865 km2 and is densely populated, with approximately 1.263 million inhabitants. The island has maintained one of the developing world’s most successful democracies and has enjoyed years of constitutional order since it gained independence in 1968.

Mauritius is a successful leading offshore financial centre. The Mauritius International Financial Centre is home to multinational companies, global investment funds, international banks, legal professionals and all of the big four audit firms.

Effective co-operation and exchange of information as well as robust working relationships between regulators are key to preserving financial stability. The Mauritius Finance Services Commission has signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with local, regional and international counterparts.

Consolidating supervision of cross-border operations of financial institutions;

  • Defining mechanisms to share information in accordance with international standards; and
  • Reinforcing collaboration amongst institutions in the fight against crime, Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.
  • The FSC is also committed to adhering to international best practices on transparency and disclosure of information.

Other key benefits of using Mauritius as an international financial centre are:

  • It has a large, dynamic network of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with other, well regulated and managed jurisdictions.
  • It has signed various Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA’s) with a large number of other, well respected jurisdictions. IPPA’s are international bilateral agreements between governments which aim at protecting and encouraging overseas investments made by Mauritian companies.
  • The ultimate court of appeal is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and English along with French, are the two official languages of the National Assembly in Mauritius.
  • Mauritius is a member of the major trading blocs in Africa, including the Southern African Development Community, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation, providing free market access for goods and services.
  • It boasts a modern and investor friendly legal and regulatory framework.
  • It carries a Moody’s credit rating of BAA1 - Stable.

Other key benefits of using Mauritius as an international financial centre are:

  • It has a large, dynamic network of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements with other, well regulated and managed jurisdictions
  • t has signed various Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPA’s) with a large number of other, well respected jurisdictions. IPPA’s are international bilateral agreements between governments which aim at protecting and encouraging overseas investments made by Mauritian companies
  • The ultimate court of appeal is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, and English along with French, are the two official languages of the National Assembly in Mauritius
  • Mauritius is a member of the major trading blocs in Africa, including the Southern African Development Community, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation, providing free market access for goods and services
  • It boasts a modern and investor friendly legal and regulatory framework
  • It carries a Moody’s credit rating of BAA1 - Stable

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