Global Free Zones of the Year 2016: Mauritius winner of the sub-Saharan Africa sub-national category

Mauritius Freeport has been highly commended in the fDi's Global Free Zone of the Year for 2016. Mauritius has been declared winner of the sub-Saharan Africa sub-national category. One of the reasons that were put forward is that investors establishing in the zone retain 100% foreign ownership while also paying no corporate tax. 

It was also mentioned that Mauritius Freeport offers excellent infrastructure for the storage of goods, including cold-room facilities for the storage of food and vault services for precious commodities, such as gold, silver and platinum. Located between Asia and Africa in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a member state of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and Southern African Development Community trading blocs, which work to encourage exports.

The zone also offers a freight rebate scheme to encourage exports to the African mainland, Madagascar and Réunion. Future expansion is on the horizon for Mauritius Freeport, with the construction of a 24-hectare park already under way close to the country’s airport. Two multinational companies have already signed on as tenants. 

Source: FDI Intelligence