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Investment Opportunities

The Mauritius Freeport offers the following investment opportunities:

  1. Warehousing and storage;
  2. Breaking bulk;
  3. Sorting, grading, cleaning and mixing;
  4. Labelling, packing, repacking and repackaging;
  5. Light assembly;
  6. Minor processing;
  7. Ship building, repairs and maintenance of ships and aircraft;
  8. Storage, maintenance and repairs of empty containers;
  9. Quality control and inspection services;
  10. Export and re-export oriented airport and seaport based activities;
  11. Vault services in respect of gold, silver, platinum, precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals, pearls, works of art and collectors’ pieces or antiques;
  12. Security, courier or assaying services, where relevant, wholly and exclusively for the items referred to in paragraph (k);

Attractiveness of Mauritius Freeport as a Logistics Platform

The Mauritius Freeport is one of the leading duty-free logistics and distribution hubs of the region.  Its various features include:

  • Strategic location at the crossroads of Asia, Middle-East, Australia and Africa
  • Excellent infrastructure and transshipment facilities
  • Warehousing, processing and distribution facilities
  • Competitive operational costs
  • Serviced by major shipping lines and airlines
  • Exemption from customs duties on all goods imported and used exclusively in the zone
  • Free repatriation of profits
  • Skilled labour
  • Preferential access to COMESA and SADC Market, US Market  (through AGOA) and EU Market

Quick Facts

  • Sectoral growth rate: 2.9%
  • Contribution: 0.6%
  • No. of Freeport zones: 17 (Incl. 3PL and Private Freeport Developer)
  • No. Freeport operators: 225
  • Total Trade Volume: 760,544 Tons
  • Total Trade Value: MUR 44 Billion
  • Export Volume: 372,735 Tons
  • Import Volume: 388,082 Tons
  • No. of containers at Import: 5,552
  • No. of containers at Export: 9,225

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