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Premium Investor Certificate

The Premium Investor Certificate, issued by the Economic Development Board (EDB) allows companies investing at least Rs 500 million, and companies involved in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, to benefit from bespoke incentives, upon recommendation of a Technical Committee and approval by the Minister. The objectives of the scheme are to promote the emergence of pioneering industries, innovative sectors and first movers.

About the Scheme

The Premium Investor Scheme is set up under sections 2, 14A and the Second Schedule of the Act and is administered and managed by the Economic Development Board (EDB)  under section 5(1)(k) of the Act.

Project shall be considered under the Premium Investor Scheme if it:

1. relates to the manufacture of:
    i. pharmaceuticals or
    ii. medical devices; or

2. involves a minimum investment of 500 million rupees in:
   i. emerging sectors,
   ii. pioneering industries and first movers,
   iii. innovative technologies and industries.

Incentives are negotiable with the EDB, assessed by a Technical and approved by the Minister of Finance and may include:

1. rebates, exemptions and preferential rates, in relation to taxes, duties, fees, charges and levies under any enactment;

2. facilities, grants and exemptions in relation to:
i. land and buildings,
ii. infrastructure and public facilities,
iii. utilities; and
iv. labour requirements, including foreign labour

The following companies have been issued with a Premium Investor Certificate :

Company Name Activity
Milestones Limited Setting up of a Family Entertainment Centre and Car Museum at Beaux Songes
EMTEL Technopolis Ltd Development of an integrated technology park at Union Vale
NU Hospitals (Mauritius) Ltd Super-Speciality hospital project at Paillotte, Phoenix
Aegle Pharma Ltd Manufacturing of pharmaceuticals at Rose Belle Business Park
MC-Biotech Ltd Manufacturing and Packing of generic and licensed drugs at Goodlands
Urban Cooling Ltd Development of Deep Ocean Water Applications (DOWA) and urban cooling technology in different regions of the island


Application should be made to the Business Support Facility of the EDB electronically through mail via bs@edbmauritius.org Applicants are invited to consult the guideline before submitting their application.