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Business in Mauritius, Foreign Trade, Port Louis

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Syllabus of the Subject

Mauritius: top ranking in economic governance. Financial centre of Africa

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mauritius (East Africa)
  2. Business in Port Louis
  3. Mauritian Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Mauritius
    1. Case Study: Mauritius Freeport
    2. Asia-Africa Corridor
  5. Business Opportunities in Mauritius:
    1. Textile and Apparel
    2. Information and communication technology
    3. Seafood
  6. Invest in Mauritius.
    1. Board of Investment of Mauritius
  7. Access to the Mauritian Market
  8. Business Plan for Mauritius

Mauritius Freeport

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Mauritius” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Mauritian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in Mauritius
  3. To explore the Mauritian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Mauritian Trade Agreements
  5. To analyze the strategic relationship between Mauritius and India
  6. To develop a business plan for the Mauritian Market

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritius” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Courses: Hinduism and Business, Business in East Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

Masters adapted to Mauritius, Masters, International Business Trade Mauritian Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Ile Maurice Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mauricia Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Mauricio.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Mauritius”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Mauritius.

Mauritius: one of the largest financial centers and one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. Top ranking in economic governance.

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Preferential access to international markets of Mauritius:

  1. Mauritius and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. EU-SADC Agreement
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  6. Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  7. Indian Ocean Commission
  8. India-Mauritius Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement
  9. Turkey-Mauritius Agreement
  10. UK-Mauritius-Seychelles-Zimbabwe Agreement
  11. Mauritius-Pakistan Preferential Trade Area
  12. Mauritius-U.S.:
    1. AGOA (U.S.)
    2. COMESA-U.S. Agreement
  13. Joint Declaration on Cooperation with the EFTA
  14. Mauritius-EU
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. Free Trade Agreement EU-Eastern and Southern African States (Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Zimbabwe)
  15. Mauritius is an observer country of the SAARC

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC (Containers)
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  6. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-BRICS
  6. BADEA
  7. Africa-Korea Partnership
  8. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  9. Africa-South America Summit
  10. China-Africa Cooperation
  11. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Commonwealth
  2. UN
  3. WB
  4. WTO
  5. IMF
  6. CPLP (observer country)

The Republic of Mauritius (Africa) has moved from a mono-crop sugar dominated the economy to diversified services oriented to the global markets.

  1. Mauritian population: 1.3 million people
  2. Area of Mauritius: 2,040 km²
  3. Mauritius has a significant population of Hindus
  4. Mauritian Literacy rate: 90%
  5. The main languages in Mauritius: French, English, and Creole
  6. Borders (sea) of Mauritius: 2,000 kilometers from East Africa coast. 855 kilometers from Madagascar
  7. Democratic system (British Westminster Parliamentary System)
  8. Legal system: British law and French Code Napoleon
  9. Mauritian Capital: Port Louis (148,001 people). One of the largest financial centers in Africa
  10. Mauritian Independence: 1968 (UK)

More information about Mauritius (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Mauritius:

  1. Hinduism (48%)
  2. Christianity (33%)
  3. Islam (17%)
  4. African Traditional Religions

Business and Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism...

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Mauritius belongs to:

  1. East African Economic Area (African Civilization)
  2. Hindu Economic Area

Economy of Mauritius:

  1. Ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, Africa, and Asia, the Republic of Mauritius also offers an ideal platform for holding and structuring investments in many of the fastest growing economies
  2. With a per capita revenue of 8.891 USD, the Republic of Mauritius is now classified as a middle revenue country and ranks, by the recent Human Development Index for 173 countries, 67th globally, 40th among the developing countries and the second in Africa
  3. The first African Country in the Doing Business Survey (WB)
  4. First place at the Ibrahim Index of African Governance
  5. Mauritius is one of the fastest growing African economies
  6. Mauritian GDP: 11.845 billion dollars
  7. Mauritian GDP growth: 3.7%
  8. GDP per capita: 8.891 dollars
  9. Mauritian inflation: 3.9%
  10. Unemployment in Mauritius: 8%
  11. Top Mauritian economic sectors: agriculture (6% of the GDP, sugar), export-oriented manufacturing (23% of the GDP, textiles and garments), tourism (6% of the GDP), and financial and business services (10% of the GDP)
  12. ICT: call centers, software, and business process outsourcing (BPO)
  13. Mauritian Textile and apparel sector: 50% of the total Mauritian exports of goods. 40,000 workers (3.5% of the GDP)
  14. Mauritian Currency: Mauritius Rupee (MUR)
  15. Excellent business environment
  16. Stock Exchange of Mauritius; 47 companies listed, capitalization: 14 billion dollars
  17. The Mauritian services sector accounts for 70% of the GDP
  18. Leveraging on a long history of political stability, free market Economy and good governance, the Republic of Mauritius has entered in a new era of business-friendliness
  19. Port Louis is the second largest financial centre in Africa after Johannesburg.
    1. Port Louis is the city with the highest per capita revenue in Africa
  20. As a growing business and financial hub, the Republic of Mauritius offers numerous foreign direct investment opportunities, both on shore and off shore

Sample - Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritius:
International Trade and Business in Mauritius

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

  1. Mauritius: an export-oriented country
  2. Top Mauritian export products: textile, fish products, jewellery, watches, diamonds, optical goods, and chemical products
  3. Total exports of goods: 2,872 million dollars
  4. Total imports of product: 5,399 million dollars
  5. Top Mauritian export markets: The UK, France, the U.S., Italy, South Africa, Madagascar, and Turkey
  6. Top Mauritian suppliers: India, China, France, South Africa, and Spain
  7. Mauritius Freeport: international trading hub of Eastern and Southern African
  8. FDI Stock: 2,944 million dollars

Mauritius-Pakistan Preferential Trade Area


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