GSP Sheme

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Scheme

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The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme is a voluntary trade measure implemented by developed countries that provide an advantageous, or "preferential", tariff treatment to imports from developing countries.

Different national GSP schemes were introduced following a resolution adopted at the second session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1968. The scheme is expected to contribute to developing countries' export growth particularly in the manufacturing sector.

Mauritius is a beneficiary of the GSP Schemes offered by the following countries:

Trade Preferences

The product coverage, level of tariff reduction and the rules of origin vary depending on different GSP Schemes.

GSP Certificate of Origin

As from January 2019, Mauritius has implemented the Registered Exporter system (REX system) which is a system of certification of origin of goods that applies in the Generalised System of Preference of the Norway and Switzerland

The GSP Certificate of Origin is sold by the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry and approved by the Commerce Division of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection

Trade Division
Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection
Level 2, SICOM Tower,
Wall Street, Ebène Cybercity,
Ebène 72202
Tel: (230) 460 2500
Fax: (230) 468 7404/ 468 7395208 5250

For the Trade Division to approve the Certificate, the following documents must be submitted:

For export, only the items listed below require an export permit:

a) Rice;
b) Wheat or Meslin flour;
c) Sand;
d) Limestone;
e) Cement;
f) Textile and textile-articles for export to USA and Canada; and
g) Rough diamonds.

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