The Chairman of the FSPA, Gérard Sanspeur moderated a panel during the symposium on “Enhancing Mauritius-China Relations”, held on 19th April 2017, on the theme ‘Mauritius as a bridge to route investment into Africa.’
Our Managing Director for Cim Tax Services, Gary Gowrea, intervening at the symposium, emphasised on the important role of Mauritius as a key financial centre to enable and facilitate Chinese investment into the African continent.
Gary highlighted the key benefits of using Mauritius for implementing a regional headquarter such as ease of doing business, political stability, no exchange control, a transparent legal and regulatory framework and a good corporate governance culture.
He also talked on the country’s membership to several regional blocks such as the African Union, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation ( IORARC) which is one of the distinctive elements that makes Mauritius a competitive investment location to access the African market.
The event was attended by a delegation of Chinese investors and members of the private and public sector in Mauritius. The symposium was organized by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.
* Picture courtesy: Mauritius International Financial Centre