An established tradition of quality with unparalleled market access.
Manufacturing has played an important role in the economic development of Mauritius for the last four decades. The sector accounts for 20% of the country’s total direct employment. Mauritian exports benefit from preferential market under various agreements:
- Access to the US market under the Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
- Ease of access to the European Union under the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA).
- Access to COMESA and SADC countries as well as to IOC (Indian Ocean Commission) countries.
- Access to Pakistan and Turkey markets through the Free Trade Agreements (FTA).
The sector has also experienced a major shift from traditional manufacturing to high-technology manufacturing and service activities such as precision and light engineering, technical textiles, original equipment manufacturing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
71% of total exports
MUR 55 B in value-added
570 large establishments
MUR 4 B in private investment