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WHY SEYCHELLES?
 

 

 

Seychelles, a politically stable and independent nation has created an ideal climate for investment in tourism and other industries. Investor confidence in the Seychelles economy has grown rapidly over the past couple of years

In addition to the low Corporate tax rate – nominally 15 percent (9 percent after credits), Seychelles offers the following advantages and opportunities to investors.

 

Environment & Location

 

Land & Natural Resources

  • Stable political environment and government policies which welcome and support local and foreign investment

  • Ideal location in the Indian Ocean, midway between the largest trading and manufacturing blocks of Asia & Europe, and a business stepping stone into Africa.

  • Favorable Time Zone (GMT+4) that allows working hours to overlap with major financial centers

  • High environmental standards

  • Nice weather all year through

  • Strategic location outside the cyclone belt

 

 

  • Attractive land leasing costs

  • Clean and unpolluted natural water supply

 

Skilled Human Resource

  • English / French speaking dynamic local work force

  • High adult literacy rates – 96 percent (possibilities for recruitment of foreign workers also exist for certain sectors)

Large Growing Market

  • 88,000 local consumers with growing disposable income

  • A rapidly growing middle class

  • 207,000+ visitors annually and growing

  • Well established infrastructure and legal system

  • Comprehensive road networks – 502 km (482 km surfaced)

  • Regular sea and air links to Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa

  • Excellent telecommunications network and IT services

  • Basic infrastructures provided (electricity, water connections and road network)
 
  • Well established port facilities with two deepwater berths, extensive space for container handling and modern cargo handling equipment

  • Legal system based on English Commercial Law and a Civil Code based on Napoleonic Code

  • Concessions guaranteed by law and attractive package of incentives for investment in different sectors to enhance cost-competitiveness

  • No visa requirements (Residence Permits + work permits easily available for foreign investors

  • An investment code which provides a legal climate that is conducive to a greater flow of investment and business