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Free Trade Agreement: Mauritius, the bridge between Africa and China

The coming into effect of both the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement on 1st January 2021 are a major milestone for Mauritius as the island nation aims to further consolidate its position as the trade and investment platform between Africa and China. Now effective, both Free Trade Agreements […]

The Private Trust Company in Mauritius

The Private Trust Company (PTC) is a vehicle with a perfect model to preserve the assets of one’s family while exercising control as the Trustee. A Private Trust Company in Mauritius is an ideal choice for kin and High-Net-Worth-Individuals looking to structure their assets with the safety, added benefits and versatility of the Mauritian jurisdiction. […]

Global Business sector reforms: Are you ready for 1st July 2021?

Major tax changes brought by the Finance Act 2018 to the global business regime will take effect as from 1st July 2021. The timeline below depicts the main changes:   What is changing? As from 1st July 2021, grandfathered companies holding Global Business Licence Category 1 will be converted into Global Business Licence (GBL) companies […]

The Mauritius Trust: a powerful tool for wealth structuring and succession planning

Mauritius has evolved into a trustworthy jurisdiction for establishing and operating Trusts, especially used for the management, preservation and transmission of assets. This brief provides information on the establishment and administration of Mauritius Trusts, as well as the features of this vehicle.   What is a Trust? A Trust is a vehicle whereby an individual […]

Mauritius introduces one-year Premium Travel Visa

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have to stay confined and work from home has become more prevalent. To escape from the stress related to the pandemic and isolation, Mauritius gives foreigners the opportunity to come for a long stay in a COVID-safe environment with the Premium Travel Visa. You wish to work […]

Residency in Mauritius – what are the permits available?

Strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, Mauritius is an internationally recognised investment destination. The opening up of the economy in the 1990s has favourably influenced growth, with increased transfer of technology, knowledge, capabilities and capital. To continue its development, Mauritius actively encourages foreign talents to establish their residency in Mauritius. Here […]

Relocate to Mauritius: the ideal place to live and do business

Mauritius possesses a number of attractive features. From the art of living to the economic dynamism, you will feel at home in the heart of this small island of the Indian Ocean. A renowned tourist destination, Mauritius has also built a strong reputation as an International Financial Centre, favourable to foreign companies looking to do […]

Mauritius 2nd on the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2020

With the introduction of new rules and regulations, Mauritius has climbed up 4 points (79/100) in comparison with last year (75/100) on the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index 2020. With a market infrastructure and tax environment favourable to foreign investment, it is the second time in a row that Mauritius secured its place on top […]

Mauritius publishes Finance Act 2020 following the 2020-2021 Budget

To provide for the implementation of the measures announced in the Budget 2020-2021, Mauritius published the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020, which was enacted on 7th August 2020. Please find below a highlight of the new measures relevant to our industry.   Being compliant with international ideals On 9th July 2020, the Government of Mauritius […]

Foundation in Mauritius: ideal structure for private wealth management

With the Foundations Act 2012, Mauritius added Foundations to its list of wealth management structures available to choose from. Well-known for its economic and political stability and dynamic business regime, setting up a Foundation in Mauritius provides many benefits. This article will highlight the features and basics of a Mauritius Foundation as well as the […]