Over the past decades, the manufacturing industry has played an instrumental role in the economic diversification and transformation of Mauritius. Today, the manufacturing industry contributes 13,8% (2022) to our GDP, exporting 2,500 product lines to 142 countries worldwide and provides employment to nearly 83,000 persons.
Mauritius has earned a good name as a high quality and reliable supplier in different sectors such as Textile and Apparel, Seafood Processing, Jewellery and Light Engineering. Continuous innovation and adherence to international norms have contributed to position Mauritius among the Top 5 countries in Africa in the UNCTAD Productive Capacities Index (2023). The industry is currently focusing on transformation and high value addition and is engaged in developing a regional supply chain to serve the African Continent.
Mauritius is taking full advantage of its preferential market access to nearly 70% of the world to export a wide range of products. We export mainly to EU, USA and South Africa. A number of incentives have been devised to attract potential investors and position Mauritius as a Focal Point in the region and countries where Mauritius enjoys preferential market access. These incentives include a low tax regime, duty-free import and export of raw materials and 8-year tax holiday under the High-tech Scheme.
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Mauritius offers a number of benefits to international manufacturing companies to set up production units locally.
These benefits include :
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.
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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: