Mauritius issues statement on “Mauritius Leaks”

On 25 July 2019, the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius issued a Joint Communique by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, the Financial Services Commission, and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius on the “Mauritius Leaks” (Link).

In addition to rejecting most of the statements made by various news articles on Mauritius published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (“ICIJ”) on 23 July 2019 in the so-called “Mauritius Leaks”, the Government of Mauritius wishes to reiterate that the jurisdiction of Mauritius is compliant with international norms and standards, including standards on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes, the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting recommendations, and the Common Reporting Standard on automatic exchange of information. Furthermore, Mauritius is not on the European Union’s blacklist.

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