To provide for:
the registration of persons carrying on businesses in Mauritius as well as their business names
the allocation of a single business number to those persons and
the issue of a Business Registration Card to those persons
The law applies to any person carrying on business in Mauritius and Rodrigues.
WHAT IS "BUSINESS"?
"Business" is defined as any activity carried out for profit or gain and includes every form of trade, commerce, manufacture, profession or occupation.
It does not include:
any office or employment
the business of a craftsman who exercises his craft from his home and does not have any business premises
Any religious, charitable or educational organisation
Any person cultivating land which is less than 10 arpents
WHO IS LIABLE TO REGISTER?
Any person carrying on business in Mauritius and Rodrigues has a duty to register.
"Person" is defined as including a consortium, société, partnership, joint venture, trust or firm.
A company or commercial partnership is deemed to be registered under the Act and is not required to apply for registration. However, such an entity shall be issued with a Business Registration Card upon furnishing details of its business to the Registrar.
- No person shall use a business name which has already been registered with the Registrar.
- Where the application is successful, the Registrar shall allocate a Business Registration Number to the applicant and issue him with a Business Registration Card.
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