Ken Poonoosamy Editorial for budget newsletter 2023/24
2 Juin 2023
The Mauritius Freeport was set up in 1992 with the main objective of positioning Mauritius as a regional trading and logistics hub. At its humble beginning the Freeport provided basic warehouse for dry goods of 5,000 m2 that could capture “entrepot trade” only which stood at MUR 715 million and 20,000 tons in terms of value and volume of freeport trade performance. Over the years, it has progressively evolved over 500,000 m2 of declared Freeport zones with superior and modern logistics infrastructure such as customized warehouses, cold rooms, processing units, open air storage and integrated office facilities.
Government is aiming primarily at developing Mauritius as the largest and competitive logistics centre in the Indian Ocean to provide Freeport operators with fully integrated supply chain solutions, in accordance with international standards.
Strategically located, Mauritius is poised to become an integral part of the new economic architecture and shall place the Mauritius Freeport as the ideal logistics and value addition platform for Africa, Europe and Asia.
Through a panoply of schemes and unique incentives offered, EDB Mauritius supports the expansion and growth of business operations as a way to enhance substantive and value-added economic activities in Mauritius.
Medew Holdings Ltd
Setting up in Mauritius means joining a long list of world-class businesses that have chosen our country as their regional base of operations. These exceptional businesses include: