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Freeport

Freeport Zone Mauritius, Africa

The activities of the Mauritius Freeport have positioned Mauritius as a leading regional trading, logistics value-added and distribution hub. Due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is today host to over 27,000 global operators looking to explore the regional and international consumer markets.

Mauritius Freeport is home to companies involved in regional trade, break bulk operations, simple assembly and transformation, light assembly and manufacturing for exports, LPG storage and re-export, and the processing of seafood products for leading global markets in the EU, the US and Far East.

 

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi Ramdas and Mauritian Prime MinisterMauritius has signed various international trade agreements that provide preferential access to key markets. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Area (FTA) was established in October 2000 with nine African member states initially. There are now 16 member states trading on a full duty free and quota free basis consisting of the following nations: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Sudan, Rwanda, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Mauritius Cybercity at Ebene

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become one of the main pillars of the Mauritian economy, and Mauritius continues to aspire to be a ‘Cyber Island’. The government aim to place Mauritius as a leading ICT destination and a model in the African Continent.

Part of realising this goal has been the modernisation of the Mauritian economy to facilitate the life of the citizens with the use of ICT, including the introduction of mobile banking, and e-payment services for the following: parking fines, business registration fees, electricity and water bills, and income tax.