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Companies from Mauritius

Foreign companies established in this country.

Offshore finance

Economy, tax incentives & labor conditions

The corporate tax rate is 15% on profits.
(Foreign Investment Advisrory Service , Etats-Unis , 01/02/2008 )

The government incentive packages include a lower corporate tax rate of 15 percent (instead of the normal rate of 25 percent); exemption from customs and excise duties on imports of equipment and raw materials; exemption from tax on dividends; and reduced tariffs for electricity and water.
(US Department of State , Etats-Unis , 01/01/2006 )

The Mauritius Freeport (free trade zone) was established in 1992 as a customs-free zone for goods destined for re-export. As of December 2005, 359 companies were licensed to operate in the Freeport.
(Entreprise , 01/01/1999 )

Minimum wage noted (US$/day)
(year, wage and name of the contracting company)

2006 1.5 US$/day at/for Cesar
2005 10 US$/day at/for Samsonite Corp.
2005 10 US$/day at/for Celio SA
2005 10 US$/day at/for Liz Claiborne, Inc.
2005 10 US$/day at/for Lafuma
2005 10 US$/day at/for Reebok International Ltd.
2005 10 US$/day at/for Tommy Hilfiger, Inc.
2005 10 US$/day at/for Lotto Sport Italia Spa
2005 10 US$/day at/for Novel Denim Holdings Ltd
2005 10 US$/day at/for Esquel Group

Main labor right violations
(year, company name and norm number)

2006 Firemount Textiles 87
2003 Carrefour SA 1
2003 H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) 1
2003 Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. 1
2003 Tommy Hilfiger, Inc. 1
2003 Zara 1
2002 The Gap Inc. 1

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