Import & Export

Guide to Import

This guide is intended to provide businesses importing goods into Mauritius with an overview of the general importing process.

REGISTRATION


Register your Business
Contact the Companies Division or register online
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Register with Customs
Contact the Customs Department for more details
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Register with Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) If you have a turnover above Rs 6 million
Contact the MRA for more information

PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTS

For detailed information on procedures and documentation for imports, please click here.

IMPORTS PERMITS

A number of products are subject to import control as per the Consumer Protection (Control of Imports) Regulations 1999. Import control is carried out mainly for health and security reasons as well as for protecting the environment and national interest.

Please find below the list of the permits required for certain controlled products and the contact details of the body issuing the corresponding permit:

Agricultural Products

Permit Required

Clearance from the Agricultural Marketing Board is required for the following products prior to import:

(i)           Dry whole onions
(ii)          Fresh whole garlic
(iii)         Fresh whole potatoes
(iv)         Garlic seeds
(v)          Onion seeds
(vi)         Potato seeds


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Agricultural Marketing Board


Contact Details

Dr Leclezio Avenue
Moka
Tel: (230) 433 4025
Fax: (230) 433 4837
Email: agbd@intnet.mu 

Arms, Ammunition and Explosives

Permit Required

Police Permit (PoP)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Police Headquarters, Line Barracks

Contact Details

Port Louis
Tel: (230) 208 0034
Fax: (230) 211 4444
Email: pmo@mail.govmu.org
Website: http://police.govmu.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

Canned meat products, pet food and animal by-products

Permit Required

Ministry of Agriculture Permit (MOA)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Agricultural Services
Veterinary Services Division


Contact Details

Réduit
Tel:(230) 454 1016/454 1017
Fax:(230) 464 2210
Email: vetser@intnet.mu; moa-dvs@mail.govmu.org
Website: agriculture.govmu.org

Cells and Batteries

Permit Required

Mercury Free Certificate (MF)

NOTE 

This Certificate is usually provided by the supplier and should originate from an accredited laboratory.

Chemicals and Pesticides

Permit Required

Dangerous Chemical Control Board License (DCCB)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Health & Quality of Life
Dangerous Chemicals Control Board

Contact Details

3rd floor, Atchia Building
Suffren Street, Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: (230) 210 3701
Fax: (230) 213 4645
Email: moh@mail.govmu.org
Website: health.govmu.org

Fish and Fish Products

Permit Required

Fisheries Authority (FA)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry for Fisheries
Fisheries Division


Contact Details

LICI Centre
J. Kennedy Street
Port Louis
Tel.: (230) 208 2404, 211 2470
Fax: (230) 208 1929
Email: fisheries@mail.gov.mu
Website: www.fisheries.govmu.org

Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables and Wood

Permit Required

Agricultural Phytosanitary Certificate (APC)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Agricultural Services
National Plant Protection Office


Contact Details

Réduit
Tel: (230) 464 4872
Fax: (230) 465 9591
Email: moa-pathology@mail.govmu.org
Website: agriculture.govmu.org

Food Items

Permit Required

Pre-Market Approval Permit


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Health & Quality of Life
Food Import Unit


Contact Details

Atchia Building
Cnr. Mgr Gonin & Suffren Streets
Port-Louis
Tel: (230) 210 1345
Fax: (230) 208 7222
Email: moh@mail.govmu.org
Website: health.govmu.org

 

Permit Required

Food and Drugs Permit (FDP)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Health & Quality of Life


Contact Details

Delivered after inspection of goods by officers of the Ministry - this is done to ensure local requirements for labelling, origin, packing are in line with the Food Act 1998.

Iron Bars

Permit Required

Mauritius Standards Bureau Approval (MSBA)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Mauritius Standards Bureau

Contact Details

Villa Road
Moka
Tel: (230) 433 3648
Fax: (230) 433 5051, 433 5150
Email: msb@intnet.mu
Website: www.govmu.org/portal/sites/msb/

Live Animals, Meat and Meat Products

Permit Required

Agricultural Landing Permit (ALP)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Agricultural Services
Veterinary Services Division


Contact Details

Réduit
Tel: (230) 454 1016, 454 1017
Fax: (230) 464 2210
Email: vetser@intnet.mu; moa-dvs@mail.govmu.org
Website: agriculture.govmu.org

Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products

Permit Required

Ministry of Health Authority (MOH)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
Pharmacy Board


Contact Details

5th floor, Emmanuel Anquetil Building
SSR Street
Port Louis
Tel: (230) 201 2036
Fax: (230) 208 3891
Email: moh@mail.govmu.org
Website: health.govmu.org

Motorcycle Brakes

Permit Required

Asbestos Free Certificate (AFC)


Note

This Certificate is issued in the country of origin and should be presented at Customs during clearing.

Radio-Communication and Telecommunication Equipment

Permit Required

Dealer's License


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Information Communication Technologies Authority of Mauritius (ICTA)

Contact Details

Level 12, The Celicourt
6, Sir Celicourt Antelme Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: (+230) 211 5333, 211 5334
Fax: (+230) 211 9444
Email: icta@intnet.mu
Website: www.icta.mu

Refrigerators, Freezers and Refrigerating Equipment

Permit Required

CFC Free Certificate


Note

This Certificate is issued in the country of origin and should be presented at Customs during clearing.

Toys, Helmets and Plastic Fittings

Permit Required

Mauritius Standards Bureau Certificate (MSB)


Institution responsible for issuing permit

Mauritius Standards Bureau

Contact Details

Villa Road
Moka
Tel: (230) 433 3648
Fax: (230) 433 5051, 433 5150
Email: msb@intnet.mu
Website:http://msb.intnet.mu/English/Pages/default.aspx

Australia

June 1995
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

China

April 1997
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) - Beijing
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission - Shanghai
November 1998
CCPIT Guangdong Sub-Council
September 2008
CCPIT Qingdao
May 2007
CCPIT Qingdao

Austria

September 2014
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

France

September 1996
l’Assemblée des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d’Industrie (ACFCI)

India

November 1985
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
May 1996
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
June 1995
Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
January 2004
India International Trade Center
May 2004
Seafood Exporters Association of India
October 2005
Seafood Exporters Association of India

Kenya

January 2011
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)

Madagascar

November 2004
Fédération des Chambres de Commerce, d’Industrie, d’Artisanat et d’Agriculture de Madagascar

Malaysia

August 1994
The National Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia
June 2005
Malaysian Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Mozambique

September 2012
Chamber of Commerce of Mozambique)

Pakistan

October 2004
The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)

Russia

May 2007
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Sri Lanka

May 2004
National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Tanzania

January 2011
The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)

Thailand

August 2004
The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I)
February 2013
TUSKON

Turkey

August 2014
DEIK (Foreign Economic Relations Board)
TOBB (The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey)

Réunion

June 1995
Chambre of Commerce and d’Industrie de la Réunion
March 2002
L’Association pour le Développement Industriel de la Réunion

Seychelles

November 2005
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry
April 2014
Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Djibouti

August 2008
Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti

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