Board of Investment - Enabling the Opening Up of the Mauritian Economy

Set-up in March 2001 through the enactment of the Investment Promotion Act, the Board of Investment (BOI) is the apex agency to promote and facilitate investment in Mauritius.

With the coming into force of the Business Facilitation Act in 2006, the scene has been set to make Mauritius one of the most globally competitive and flexible places to do business. The Board of Investment is now actively engaged to position the island as a strategic international business platform.

Free advisory services for investors

As Mauritius moves forward to become a global island which offers elegance with a unique lifestyle for investors to work and live, the Board of Investment continuously re-invents itself as a premier counselling agency. With a team of highly-dedicated and experienced professionals, the BOI provides free advisory services to assist investors and professionals interested in leveraging the obvious advantages of Mauritius, including:

  • Strong business environment
  • Highly skilled bilingual (English / French) workforce
  • Strategic location and favorable time zone
  • Wide network of DTA agreements
  • State-of-the art infrastructure and logistics platform
  • Preferential access to regional, European and US markets
  • Harmonized personal and corporate tax rate of 15%

Making global ideas come to life

Mauritius has over the years, meticulously crafted the prerequisites to make the island an advantageous, safe and business-friendly destination of unparalleled quality for the investor community, both local and foreign. The island has over three decades of success in hosting foreign investors, coming from major capitals of the world, many of whom have re-invested in multiple projects and are still present in Mauritius.

Investment information and technical advice regarding Mauritius

The Board of Investment is playing a key role in this process by providing investment information and technical advice to firms seeking to use Mauritius to grow their business.

The BOI offer potential investors, as well as other interested parties, a platform for accessing and exploring useful information regarding Mauritius, such as its business environment, its investment climate, and the competitive advantages the country offers to foreign investors wishing to establish a presence and expand their business activities in Mauritius.

In addition, the BOI continuously strive to foster entrepreneurial spirit, give impetus to new undertakings, and help operating companies to improve performance.

Realizing and promoting your investment in Mauritius

As Mauritius opens to the world, transforming itself into a competitive global business platform, the Board of Investment has at the service of the international business community and offers a personalized range of services to attract international investment and talent in the country.

Our dedicated team of professionals at BOI with strong industry expertise is here to provide professional guidance for successful business launches in Mauritius. We have developed a strong partnership with the private sector by improving the investment climate and encouraging innovation. BOI’s free-of-charge range of services includes:

  • Counselling on investment opportunities in Mauritius
  • Providing tailor-made information for the setting up of a business in Mauritius
  • Organization of customized meetings and visits
  • Identification of joint venture partners
  • Assistance with site locations and production facilities
  • Assistance with occupation permits, licenses and clearances

The Mauritius Board of Investment is viewed both locally and internationally as a strategic partner for any investor wishing to benefit from the thriving business environment of Mauritius.

Cultivating investment possibilities across industries

BOI has been actively promoting various sectors including:

  • International services (which groups financial, ICT, logistics and knowledge services)
  • Life sciences services
  • Hospitality and property development
  • Manufacturing / light engineering and agriculture
  • Seafood
  • Land-based oceanic industry

Local and global offices

BOI has both global reach and local presence. BOI operates two full-fledged representative offices in Paris and Mumbai in view of providing hands-on assistance to investors interested in exploring investment opportunities in Mauritius.

Contact Details

Board of Investment - Mauritius
Level 10, One Cathedral Square Building
16 Jules Koenig Street
Port Louis
+230 203 3800
+230 208 2924

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