Investing in Mauritius is facilitated by the fact that the Mauritian authorities have wisely put in place an environment conducive to investment and business and, in the process, to productive investment and growth. A company incorporated in Mauritius may be 100% foreign without minimum capital. The creation of a company in Mauritius requires only 3 working days maximum. Under the Non-citizen Property Restriction Act, a foreign national has the possibility to acquire property in Mauritius for commercial purposes.
What are the main legal texts?
The Business Facilitation Act 2006 which facilitates administrative procedures for launching new activities and acquiring real estate in Mauritius, the Companies Act 2001, the Business Registration Act 2002, the Financial Services Act 2007 which applies to offshore companies operating outside Mauritius, the Investment Promotion Act 2000, the Trust Act 2001 etc.
The Board of Investment (BOI) which was established in March 2001 by the Investment Promotion Act 2000 will be a privileged contact point to inform you independently on the possibilities and modalities for investing in Mauritius. Operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance, the BOI's mission is to promote and facilitate foreign investment. We suggest you read it below by downloading the guide that the BOI publishes for investors. The professionals at BOI, all university graduates, have in-depth knowledge of the various economic sectors of the country. The headquarters of the BOI is in PORT LOUIS. It also has branches in Paris and Mumbai, in addition to the various consulates and embassies you can contact in your country of residence.
Enterprise Mauritius (EM) is the National Export Promotion Agency responsible for export promotion and export development. It is a collaborative partnership between industry and Government to help, within an integrated framework, businesses in Mauritius expand into regional and international markets and at the same time develop their internal capability to meet the challenges of international competition.
Enterprise Mauritius was awarded the best Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) award in the Small Country category in 2006 and in the Small Island Developing States category in 2010 and 2014 by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva