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Transitioning from Freeport to Freezone Model

The National Budget 2016 mentioned the development of a new legislative framework to enable the country’s transition from a Freeport to a Free Zone model based on the fact that “the current development model can no more deliver on our aspirations as a nation”. 

The development of the Free Zone framework is viewed by Government as one of the key strategies to foster economic growth and improve the country’s competitiveness as a reliable and attractive investment destination.  The most pertinent outcome envisaged by the Free Zone model the diversification of the national industrial base, in line with the Government’s policy to develop Mauritius as a regional logistic, distribution and marketing centre for value added products. 

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Newsletter December 2016 - Retrospect 2016 and Prospects 2017

Dear Valued Investors,

We are getting ready to turn the page on another frenetic year with its surprises and shocks, especially regarding the international front. 

If 2016 has taught us any new lesson, it is that normalcy, predictability and conventional forecast are turning out to be defiantly anachronistic concepts in this day and age. 

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Luxury Residential Offerings: an Overview

Real Estate activities, in particular those falling under the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), the Real Estate Scheme (RES) and the Invest Hotel Scheme (IHS) have been major sources of foreign direct investment for the Mauritian economy. IRS and RES have been subsequently merged into a single scheme in 2015, namely the Property Development Scheme (PDS) and the sale of PDS residential units is well under way.

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BOI starts a series of e-workshops

In line with its targeted investment approach, BOI launched the first of a series of e-workshops. This initiative comprises the identification of players in various economic sectors and a presentation of investment opportunities to the top management of these companies through conference calls and video conferencing sessions.

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