An attractive and thriving place for business with an incomparable art de vivre, Mauritius is the perfect home to the citizen of the world. The island is often referred internationally as the “Star and Key of the Indian Ocean”. “Star” for its strategic location on the network of air and sea routes between Asia, Europe and Africa and “Key” as an international financial hub of excellence that ‘unlocks’ business opportunities and access to the African continent.
Mauritius has the most enabling and appealing business environment in the the sub-Saharan African region. Politically stable and fully secured, the island enforces a strong independent hybrid judiciary system based on the French Code Civil and the British legal System. It has strong public and private supporting and collaborative institutions and a working democracy with a free press. Mauritius ranked among the 21 countries considered as “Full Democracy” by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2022 and is the only country in Africa to be considered as such.
Local labour force is bilingual, often trilingual with English and French being the main languages used together with the native creole. The rate of literacy is about 93%. The opening up of the economy has had a favourable impact on the growth rate of the country with increased transfer of technology, knowledge, talents and capital. In its pursuit to become a high-income economy, Mauritius is actively encouraging foreign talents, know-how and investment into the country.
Whether you are an investor, a professional, a self-employed or a retired non-citizen, there are a number of compelling reasons to consider Mauritius as your location for doing business and living. Foreign nationals wishing to work, live or retire in Mauritius may explore various avenues either through the Occupation Permit, the Residence Permit or the Permanent Residence Permit.
Mauritius being a diverse and multicultural nation of 1.3 million people, offers a range of investment opportunities in different sectors.
Its ease of doing business ranking and stable governance creates the perfect business climate possible.
The Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed in October 2019 after only 4 rounds of negotiations. The FTA, which came into force on 1 January 2021, is the first agreement which Mauritius has signed comprising a text on Trade in Services.