Mauritius is acclaimed as a leading investment destination, thanks to its high ranking in the ease of doing business index and well-developed investment sector.
Foreign investors in particular are attracted to the low corporate tax rate and VAT as well as tax free dividends. The Board of investment was also established to attract more foreign direct investment by promoting Mauritius as a competitive business and service centre.
Investors are also attracted to the stock market in Mauritius since dividends and capital gains are tax free. The Exchange operates two markets: the Official Market of 51 companies, and the Development and Enterprise Market (DEM) of 43 companies.
There are several companies within Mauritius that provide assistance with investment decisions including SBM Mauritius Asset Managers Ltd and Aon Hewitt Ltd.
In its endeavour to become an international business hub par excellence in the region, Mauritius pursues a liberal investment policy and actively encourages foreign direct investment in all of sectors of the economy. Attractive packages of both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, tailor made to the needs of each priority area of development, are offered to investors.
Excellent opportunities for investment in Mauritius exist in various sectors of the Economy including manufacturing, information technology, the knowledge industry, regional headquarters, tourism and leisure, financial services and Freeport activities amongst others.