In his 2016/17 budget speech, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) announced the setting up of an National Electronic Licensing System (NELS) as a key initiative to improve the investment and doing business climate in Mauritius. NELS aims to be a single point of entry for application, payment, processing and determination of business- related licenses in Mauritius.
The Economic Development Board (EDB) has been mandated by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) to spearhead the setting up and operationalisation of the NELS to improve the investment and doing business climate in Mauritius.
Established under the EDB Act 2017 (amended) and for the purpose of business facilitation, the EDB would operate and manage NELS for -
- making of an application for;
- processing of an application for; and
- the determination of an application for a licence, a permit, an authorisation or a clearance.