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The Regulator – Financial Services Commission

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is the regulator in Mauritius for the financial services sector other than banking and global business. Over the years, the FSC has been extremely prudent by adopting best international practices and introducing necessary safeguards in order to prevent misuse of Mauritius as an offshore jurisdiction.

The main statutory objectives of the FSC are:

  • to ensure orderly administration of the financial services and global business activities;
  • to ensure sound conduct of business in the financial services sector and the global business sector;
  • to elaborate policies to ensure fairness, efficiency and transparency of financial and capital markets
  • to respond to new challenges and to take full advantage of new opportunities for achieving economic sustainability and job creation and study new avenues for development in the financial services sector.


Applications for global business licenses of Global Business Corporations and Authorised Companies are all processed by the FSC and it is only once the FSC has approved an application for a particular License that the company registration is finalized and the relevant Global Business License is then issued. Post licensing, the FSC does monitor the conduct of business activities of its licensees and focus is then laid on aspects like market conduct, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism requirements, corporate governance principles and international norms and standards.

Our Enabling Law

There are many legal provisions governing the setting-up and operation of a global business company in Mauritius:

  • Companies Act 2001 – Company law which applies for all companies in Mauritius, including those operating with a global business license.
  • Financial Services Act 2007 – Framework for licensing and supervision of all financial services other than banking, including the global business sector.
  • Securities Act 2005 –Framework regulating the securities market so as to keep abreast of international best practice and standards.
  • Trust Act 2001 – Framework regulating and allowing for the creation of different types of trusts, which may be set up by residents and non-residents.
  • Other Legal Provisions
    1. Non-Citizens (Property restriction) Act 1975
    2. The Protected Cell Companies Act 1999
    3. The Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2002
    4. The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002
    5. The Prevention of Corruption Act 2002
    6. The Insurance Act 2005
    7. Insolvency Act 2009
    8. The Limited Partnership Act 2011
    9. Foundations Act 2012
    10. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Reporting – Guidance Notes 2015 issued by the Mauritius Revenue Authority
    11. Common Reporting Standard (CRS) Reporting – Guidance Notes 2016 issued by the Mauritius Revenue Authority

To download the documents updated to date, please go to the official government portal of Mauritius.

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