Trade Agreements

Indian Ocean Commission

Overview


Objectives
The Indian Ocean Commission is an inter-governmental organisation that groups the following countries to promote cooperation: Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles. The main objectives of the IOC are to strengthen diplomatic, economic and commercial ties between the Indian Ocean islands.

Trade

At present, only Mauritius and Madagascar are granting trade preferences under the IOC regime. Thus, there are no customs duties for products which are traded between Madagascar and Mauritius and which meet the IOC Rules of Origin.

Exporting to the IOC

Duty Free Access to Madagascar: Mauritian exporters consigning their goods to Madagascar benefit from duty-free access on all products.

Rules of Origin :
The exporter must ensure that his products satisfy the Rules of Origin. Complete information on the Rules of Origin is available in the IOC Exporter's Guide.

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin:
The IOC Certificate of Origin (CoO) is issued and approved by Customs Department of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. More information on the IOC CoO can be obtained from the Customs Department:

Mauritius Revenue Authority
Customs Department
Customs House
Mer Rouge
Port-Louis
Tel: (230) 202 0500
Fax: (230) 216 7784
Email: customs@mra.mu
Website: www.mra.mu

The online application for the IOC CoO can be made via the TradeNet System.

Scanned copies of the following documents are required for obtaining the Certificate of Origin:

1. Export Declaration
2. Export Invoice
3. Documentary evidence for raw materialsused (such as Import Declaration, Purchase Receipts, etc)
4. Costing Certificate signed by a Certified Accountant (if applicable)
5. Any other relevant information as may be required by Customs
 


Importing from the IOC

Imports entering Mauritius from Madagascar with a valid IOC Certificate of Origin are completely exempt from customs duties.

Useful Links

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