The purpose of this article is fourfold
- To respond as a former Minister of Finance to the statements made by the current Minister of Finance that Mauritius is a tax haven;
- To defend the integrity of Mauritius as a financial centre of repute and substance;
- To restore confidence among global corporates, institutions and other business partners that use our international financial centre;
- To allay the fears of treaty partners who might be convinced by the argument that Mauritius is a tax haven.