Sovereign Trust (Mauritius) Limited is the member company of The Sovereign Group. It is duly licensed by the Financial Services Commission to provide a wide range of services, which include customized incorporation of companies involved in global businesses. We also offer related services such as nominee directors / shareholders, bank accounts, tax residency certificate, back office facilities, remailing, fax, telephone and office facilities, accounts and audit.
Licensed as a Management Company Management Licence No. MC00006831
Background: Mauritius became an independent state on 12 March 1968, and a Republic on 12 March 1992. It has been through some distinctive historical periods:
- Under Dutch occupation between 1598 and 1710
- Under French occupation between 1715 and 1810
- Under British Rule from 1810 until independence in 1968
It inherited a Westminster style democracy and an independent judiciary. The Privy Council in London is its highest Court of Appeal.
Location: Sub-tropical island of 1860 km2 situated in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. Its capital and main seaport, Port Louis, is located on the northwest coast. It is also the country’s main business centre.
Economy – overview: Over the past three decades, Mauritius has made considerable economic progress. It has grown from a monocrop economy based on sugar into a diversified structure around four main pillars, namely sugar; export processing industries, tourism and financial services. Free education has enabled the emergence of a pool of highly skilled, educated and bilingual work force. Preferential market access for sugar and EPZ products to the European Union has helped these two sectors to develop. Government is presently pursuing a national objective of making Mauritius a Cyber Island. A series of reforms to liberalise the information and communication technology industry has been undertaken. A new national policy framework is presently being studies, as well as a human resources development plan.
Mauritius is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)