• International Proximity is a management company which specialises in advising some of the world's leading multinational corporations, investment funds and financial institutions on maximising the opportunities offered by the Mauritius international financial services centre and the region.

 

Economy and infrastructure

Mauritius is a sophisticated and dynamic centre from which to do business. It offers:

    • flexible company and trust legislation
    • respected and business-friendly regulatory environment
    • compliance with international norms and white-listed by OECD
    • sound corporate governance standards
    • ready supply of highly-trained, bi-lingual, competitively priced labour with strong work ethic
    • European-trained accountants, lawyers, and information technology professionals
    • attractive taxation regime for companies and individuals
    • state of the art telecommunications facilities including digital, mobile and virtual telephony, excellent broadband connectivity through link to the SAFE cable
    • facilities and incentives for ICT-enabled business, including ICT parks
    • good quality infrastructure, including available modern office accommodation
    • major international banks such as HSBC, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank
    • strategic location between Asia and Africa
    • convenient time zone at GMT+4, facilitating communication with Australasia and the Far East in the morning, Europe from midday and the United States in the late afternoon
    • daily flights to Europe, Africa and south east Asia and courier services offered by all the major courier companies
    • burgeoning freeport
    • preferential trading arrangements with Africa through SADC and COMESA and access to market of 600 million consumers in Africa
    • large network of tax treaties
    • absence of exchange control
    • established stock exchange
    • pleasant and secure living environment with excellent hotels and celebrated beaches
    • multicultural and multilingual society of African, Indian, European and Chinese origin living in harmony
    • expatriate occupation and residence permits issued within 3 days and business permits within 15 days
    • legal system that has both English and French antecedents and with the highest court of appeal remaining the Privy Council in London.
    • renowned political stability and strong democratic institutions including independent judiciary