Trade Agreements for export of Cultural Goods

Ministry of Commerce and Consumer Protection
Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) Customs
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Export of cultural good duty free through various trade agreements.

Mauritius has preferential access for cultural goods and services as well as digital products in the field of e-commerce in COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), SADC (Southern African Development Community), European Union, United Kingdom and in the context of the Free Trade Agreement with China and the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with India.

A few examples of cultural goods and services as well as digital products in the field of e-commerce for which Mauritius has opened market access in the context of multilateral/bilateral trade/investment agreements include: books; magazines; multimedia products; software, recordings; films; videos as well as telecommunication services; courier services; audio-visual services; theatrical services; computer and related services; trade fair and exhibition organization services; translation and interpretation services; photographic services; convention services; computer reservation systems; recreational, cultural and sporting services; services provided by authors, composers, entertainers and artists; traditional Chinese medicine and Indian System of Medicine/Complementary and Alternate Medicine.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Artists are not making use of those preferential agreements to export cultural goods.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: