Mauritius is located to the east of Madagascar in the Pacific Ocean. Its surface area is 1,865 sq.kms for 1.2 million inhabitants and a GDP close to US$13.26 billion (source: World Bank, 2017).
Mauritius is highly dependent on the tertiary sector (70%), particularly in the fields of tourism, banking and insurance. It should be noted that 90% of the country’s agricultural area is reserved for growing sugar cane.
France is a major economic player in Mauritius being its largest trading partner, its largest foreign investor (with more than 150 French subsidiaries and companies employing nearly 13,000 people), its leading provider of tourists and its second largest investor after China. France-Mauritius trade is mainly in service activities (ICT, commerce and retail, hotels, etc.).
In order to meet the needs of its customers on the Mauritian market, Simon Associés has developed privileged relations with economic and legal partners locally.