Incentives & Schemes

Freight Subsidy Scheme to Africa

Aim of Scheme

Ensure the competitiveness of our exports to Africa vis-à-vis exports from Asia, catalyse exports to the region and create the necessary conditions for the establishment of a feeder shipping facility on Africa


Ports

  • Angola- 3 Ports (Lobito, Luanda, Soyo)
  • Cameroon- 1 Port (Douala)
  • Comoros Island- 4 Ports (Moroni, Port of Mutsamudu, Fomboni, Dzaoudzi)
  • Congo (Brazzaville)-1 Port (Pointe Noire)
  • Egypt-3 Ports (Alexandria, Damietta, Port Said)
  • Gabon-2 Ports (Libreville, Port Gentil)
  • Ghana – 1 Port (Tema)
  • Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire)- 1 Port (Abidjan)
  • Kenya-1 Port (Mombasa)
  • Madagascar – 3 Ports (Mahajanga, Fort Dauphin, Tulear)*
  • Morocco – 3 Ports (Agadir, Casablanca, Ceuta)
  • Mozambique-3 Ports (Beira, Maputo, Nacala)
  • Nigeria – 5 Ports (Calabar, Lagos-Apapa, Port Harcourt, Warri, Onne Seaport)
  • Reunion – 4 Ports (Port Ouest (Le Port)/Point des Galets, Port Est, Port of Saint-Denis, Port of Saint-Pierre)Senegal-1 Port (Dakar)
  • Seychelles – 1 Port (Port Victoria)
  • South Africa – 3 Ports (Cape Town, Durban, Coega)- Eligible only for Landlocked Countries *
  • Tanzania –4 Ports (Dar es Salaam, Mtwara, Tanga, Zanzibar)

Export to 12 landlocked countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) is eligible to the Freight Rebate Scheme from port to port freight only.



Eligibility

Exporters of goods produced/manufactured in Mauritius; and

Freeport operators exporting goods locally manufactured or goods manufactured in the Freeport Zones



Categories of goods eligible for subsidy

Goods that are wholly grown or produced in Mauritius.

Goods that are exported under an IOC, COMESA or SADC certificate of origin.

All other goods exported that have been locally manufactured/produced in Mauritius, including those manufactured/processed in a Freeport Zone, wholly or partially from imported materials by a process of manufacture/production:

(a) Resulting in a change in tariff classification (either Change-in-Tariff Heading or Change-in-Tariff Sub-Heading); or
(b) Involving a value addition of not less than 20% of the ex-works costs (excluding profit) of the finished goods.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It should be noted that products falling under category 3 above which have undergone the following ‘minimal processes’ would not qualify under this scheme:

Operations to ensure the preservation of products in good condition during transport and storage

Simple operations* consisting of removal of dust, sifting or screening, sorting, classifying, matching, washing, painting and cutting up;

Changes of packing and breaking up and assembly of consignment; simple bottling and packing operations;

Affixing of marks and labels;

A combination of two or more operations specified above; and

Slaughter of animals.

*Note: Simple operations mean operations where neither special skills nor machines, apparatuses or tools especially produced or installed for those operations are required for their performance.

Shipping Time

As time to destination is a critical element in the success of the Scheme, time frame to destination should be to a maximum of 12 to 15 days

Amount of Subsidy

25% of freight cost* per container exported up to a maximum of USD300 per container of 20 feet.

*Subsidy will apply on aggregate cost of freight excluding (a) Loading Charges MPA, (b) Landing Charges, (c) Marine Charges and (4) CCS Fee.

Application of Subsidy

Application has to be submitted in the Prescribed Form* to Enterprise Mauritius, 7th Floor, St James Court, St Denis Street, Port Louis, together with the following supporting documents:

Copy of Bill of Lading

Copy of Commercial Invoice

Copy of Export Declaration (Custom Declaration Form)

Receipts of payments from Shipping Agent/ Freight Cargo Receipt

Written statement from exporter on source of goods exported and any other supporting documentary evidence (for Wholly grown or Produced; or)

Copy of Certificate of Origin (for Exported under IOC, COMESA or SADC) or

Written statement on process of manufacture and certificate from a qualified accountant on breakdown on and % of value addition (This applies for products not wholly produced or processed and those not accompanied by Certificate of Origin).

*Prescribed form can be downloaded on Enterprise Mauritius’ Website

SUPPORTING AGENCY
Enterprise Mauritius
7th Floor, St James Court,
Port Louis
Tel: (230) 212 9760
Fax: (230) 212 9767

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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