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Corporate and Business Registration Department (A Department of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development)

Business Registration Act 2002


 

PURPOSE

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  

 

SCOPE 

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:    

  1. any office or employment  

  2. the business of a craftsman who exercises his craft from his home and does not have any business premises  

  3. Any religious, charitable or educational organisation  

  4. 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. 
     

     
REGISTRATION  

  • 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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