Osiris Corporate Solutions (Mauritius) Ltd (OCS) are licensed as a management company by the FSC in Mauritius. Osiris also has a licence to act as trustee of Mauritius trusts and to conduct fund administration services in Mauritius. We are able to set up GBC1 and GBC2 companies in Mauritius and to provide accounting and tax services to sophisticated corporate clients.
One of the key benefits of setting up a company in Mauritius is the extensive double tax treaty network that has been negotiated and that is being continually expanded. The summary provided here is for general information only and to serve as an initial point of reference.
Mauritius has concluded 43 tax treaties and is party to a series of treaties under negotiation. As Mauritius is regarded as a gateway into Africa we have highlighted those treaties with African countries in the table shown below.
Mauritius has strong and friendly relations with the West, as well as with South Asian countries and the countries of southern and eastern Africa. Trade, commitment to democracy, and the country’s small size are driving forces behind Mauritian foreign policy. The country’s political heritage and dependence on Western markets have led to close ties with the European Union and its member states, particularly the United Kingdom and France, which exercises sovereignty over neighbouring Reunion Island.
Considered part of Africa geographically, Mauritius had friendly relations with other African states in the region, particularly South Africa, by far its largest continental trading partner. Mauritius has excelled in positioning itself as the entry point into India and Africa and has succeeded in drawing significant investment by companies setting up regional headquarters.
Mauritius has introduced legislation that aims to encourage this type of activity including: no exchange controls, 3% tax rate, no Capital Gains Tax, no withholding taxes. It has also negotiated a very extensive double tax treaty network that is being continually expanded.