AVAILABILITY OF WELL TRAINED AND COMPETITIVE LABOUR FORCE The yearly number of university graduates per 1,000 inhabitants is one of the highest in Africa. The cost of labour is among the lowest in this region. The average monthly wage of a skilled worker in Mauritius is US$ 200, one tenth that of industrialized countries. WORLD STANDARD EXPORT PRODUCTION Most foreign businesses invest in Mauritius for export production purposes. Many local producers and service providers have already achieved ISO 9000 status. Infrastructure meets international norms such as ISO and HACCP. A RAPID GROWTH OF E-BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Mauritius has already established a sound legal framework for the development of the ICT sector, with the following legislations in place: The Copyright Act 1997; The Telecommunications Act 1998; The Electronic Transactions Act 2000; The Information and Telecommunication Technologies Act 2001 The Computer Misuse and Cybercrime Act 2003. Government policy helps to boost e-commerce and a digital “business to business” environment. One of the strategic priorities of the Mauritian government is the development of a knowledge economy. SOCIAL & POLITICAL STABILITY With strong, pro business environment, excellent external relations, Mauritius is an oasis of political and ethnic stability in the region. It has a stable currency, a strong banking sector and offers unrestricted movement of capital and dividends.
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