Why Mauritius

Mauritius has privileged access to various markets comprising of millions of consumers, through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Mauritius is an island off Africa’s southeast coast located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. It is ranked second in an air quality index released by the World Health Organization in 2011.

Mauritius has no available natural resources and thus depends on imported petroleum goods to meet most of its energy necessities. Local and renewable energy sources are biomass, hydro, solar and wind energy. Mauritius has one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the world.

Mauritius is a comparatively low cost jurisdiction and Legacy Capital is in a position to complement this by providing very competitive fees to its clients.

International Rankings

GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX 2018 – 1ST IN AFRICA

The Global Competitiveness Report 2018 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 140 economies, providing an insight into the drivers of their efficiency and prosperity. The Report remains the most comprehensive evaluation of competitiveness worldwide.

WORLD BANK – EASE OF DOING BUSINESS 2019 – 1ST IN AFRICA – 20 OUT OF 190 WORLDWIDE

Economies are ranked based on their ease of doing business, from 1–190. A high ease of doing business ranking means that the regulations in place favor the starting and operation of a local company easily.

MO IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE 2018 – 1ST FOR THE 11TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

The Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is a means of measuring and monitoring governance performance in African countries.

FRASER INSTITUTE – ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD 2018 – 1ST IN AFRICA, 8TH IN THE WORLD

The report on the Economic Freedom of the World by the Fraser Institute, measures the economic freedom by examining the rules and organizations of 157 countries and territories.

FORBES, BEST COUNTRY FOR BUSINESS 2019 – 1ST IN AFRICA, 39TH IN THE WORLD

Forbes determined the Best Countries for Business by classifying 161 nations on 11 different factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance

Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements – DTAAs

Mauritius has signed and ratified 46 Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements, of which 18 are with African countries. With double taxation treaties and a robust legal system, Mauritius is positioned as a financial centre of choice.

15 %

Chargeable Income

80 %

Partial Tax Exemption

Our Legacy Team can assist you to establish your fiscal structures and make full use of the DTAAs in place.