Freeport Company

The Mauritius Freeport is a duty-free logistics, distribution and marketing hub for the region. Logistics and warehousing facilities are readily available for the transhipment, consolidation, storage and minor processing of goods. Why the Mauritius Freeport? The Mauritius Freeport legislation provides for a liberal and comprehensive package of both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives for companies looking for a cost-effective logistics platform.
  • Preferential market access
  • Exemption from customs duties on all goods imported into the Freeport zones
  • Free repatriation of profits
  • Access to offshore banking facilities
  • Exempt Corporate tax
  • Reduced port handling charges for all goods destined for re-export
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Access to the local market

Other benefits of the Mauritius Freeport are:

1. Preferential access to markets

Mauritius benefits from trade agreements such as the Cotonou Agreement, the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) and the Africa Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) which provide preferential access for goods of Mauritian origin to the European Union and the United States, respectively. Furthermore, Mauritius offers preferential access to the 425 million consumers market of Eastern and Southern Africa, representing an import potential of USD 100 billion, through its membership of two regional blocs, namely the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

2. Modern & Integrated logistics facilities

On a site of 50 hectares of land with direct access to modern port facilities, the Mauritius Freeport provides modern infrastructural facilities in excess of 96,500 m2 including warehouses for dry goods, cold storage rooms, processing centres, offices and an international exhibition centre for the organisation of fairs and exhibitions of a regional stature. These modern facilities that are provided as per international standards have been made possible through private-public sector partnership.

3. Value-added logistics services

A wide range of value-added services are also offered at competitive costs.

4. Competitive Advantages

In a competitive global market, it is important for businesses to choose the best location for their processing activities and centralized distribution system. The Mauritius Freeport provides you with the ideal Warehousing, Processing and Distribution Hub, combining the services of one of the best port in the Eastern and Southern African region with an efficient and dynamic logistics platform.

The Mauritius Freeport is today the trading hub of the Eastern and Southern African region that boasts excellent infrastructure and transhipment facilities, highly qualified labour forces and offers investors extremely attractive incentives. It is the ideal warehousing, processing and distribution hub that provides access to a 425 million consumer market in this African region. Europe and Asia can also be reached cost effectively from Mauritius.

5. Modern and Flexible Facilities

Modern infrastructural facilities cover more than 120,000 m2 in delimited areas adjacent to the seaport and the international airport. These facilities include warehouses, processing centres, offices, an international exhibition centre and cold rooms which have been built according to international standards. Thus the Mauritius Freeport offers world-class facilities to companies involved in the trade of frozen goods.

Setting Up Your Freeport Company with Premier

Premier will help you set up your Company and apply for the necessary approval from the relevant authorities in Mauritius. Premier has a dedicated team which will assist you with the incorporation of your company including the application for the Mauritius Freeport License. Premier will also assist you if needed with your application for work and residence permits.

If you require an Offshore Company or need an advice for your needs, please call our Expert Team who can assist you with your requirements. You are invited to call us at (230) 245 6703. You may send your enquiries by email: or by fax at (230) 245 6704.