Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The Free Trade Agreement between Mauritius and China was signed in October 2019 and entered into force on 01st January 2021.

The Agreement is China’s First FTA with an African country.

The FTA comprises of four main components which pertain to Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment and Economic Cooperation.


The Agreement



Exporting to China

A Mauritian exporter can benefit from immediate duty-free access on the Chinese market on 7,504 tariff lines. Tariffs on an additional 723 tariff lines will be phased out over a 5 to 7-year period starting on 01st January 2021. In addition, a Tariff Rate Quota for 50,000 tonnes of Sugar will be implemented on a progressive basis over a period of 8 years with an initial quantity of 15,000 tonnes. More information on Tariff Rate can be accessed here.

Rules of Origin : The exporter must ensure that his products satisfy the Rules of Origin to benefit from tariff preferences. The Rules of Origin are product specific and complete information on the Rules of Origin are available in Annex II.

Obtaining a Certificate of Origin : The Mauritius-China FTA Certificate of origin is issued and approved by Customs Department of the Mauritius Revenue Authority. For more information, please contact:

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 Mauritius-China FTA CoO can be made via the TradeNet System.

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

  • Export Declaration
  • Export Invoice
  • Documentary evidence for raw materials used (such as Import Declaration, Purchase Receipts, etc)
  • Costing Certificate signed by a Certified Accountant (if applicable)
  • Any other relevant information as may be required by Customs

Importing from China : Imports entering Mauritius from China with a valid Mauritius-China FTA Certificate of Origin will benefit from preferential tariff treatment.

Trade in Services : With respect to Trade in Services, both parties have agreed to remove restrictions in more than 100 service sectors. These include financial services, telecommunications, Information and Communications Technology, Professional services, construction, and health services.



Contact Person

Dr Hans Seesaghur
China Chief Representative
Economic Development Board, Representative Office,
China (Shanghai)
E: hans.seesaghur@edbmauritius.org
M: 138 711 806 28
W: www.edbmauritius.org

Mr. Dylan Wong Hing Nang
Consultant China Market
Global Outreach Strategic Business Unit
10th Floor, One Cathedral Square Building,
16 Jules Koenig Street,
Port-Louis 11328
Mauritius
T: (230) 203 3869
W: www.edbmauritius.org

Australia

June 1995
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

Austria

September 2014
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

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

Comores

April 2017
L´Union des Chambres de Commerce, d´Industrie et d´Agriculture

Djibouti

August 2008
Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti

Estonia

September 2015
Estonia Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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

Nigeria

June 2019
Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mines and Agriculture

Pakistan

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

Réunion

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

Russia

May 2007
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Seychelles

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

Slovakia

September 2018
Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)

South Africa

September 2016
South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sri Lanka

May 2004
National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka

Taiwan

September 2017
Taiwan External Trade Development Council

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)