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Under the Generalized System of preferences (GSP) Scheme, a number of developed countries offer preferential market access on a wide range of products to selected developing and least-developed countries.

Mauritius is a beneficiary of the GSP Scheme which offers preferential market access to the countries offering the Schemes.


The list of GSP Schemes are as follows:

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Trade Preferences

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

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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
4th Floor Anglo Mauritius Building
Intendence Street
Port Louis
Tel: (230) 405 1399
Fax: (230) 208 5250

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

  • GSP Certificate of Origin duly filled
  • Customs Declaration (Export and Import)
  • Export Invoice
  • Appropriate certified costing for value added requirements
  • Any other document as may be required by the Trade Division

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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