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Seychelles is Small Island Developing State (SIDS) in the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar and east of Kenya. It gained independence from the United Kingdom on 29 June 1976. It is a Presidential Republic with its President sitting as the Head of State and Government. Its capital is Victoria and has an administrative structure divided into 26 districts. It runs a unicameral National Assembly as a legislative arm of the government. English, French and Seychellois Creole are the official languages. Christianity is the major religion while Islam and Hinduism also exist in smaller numbers.
Seychelles has a mixed legal system of English common law, French civil law, and customary law. It has an area size of 455 sq km and an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 1.358 million. Seychelles’ location gives it excellent air connectivity to major hubs in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. This is coupled with a favourable time zone of GMT + 4. Seychelles has the highest per capita GDP in Africa, is classified as an upper-middle income country and currently has the highest literacy rate and the best healthcare system in the East Africa region.
Seychelles has an estimated population of 98,462 of which 46.8% are of prime working age (25-54), [National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, 2020]. Average population density is estimated at 210 inhabitants/km2. In terms of human development indicators, it has a life expectancy of 78.4 (Women) and 69.7 years (Men). It achieved universal primary education with a 100.64% Primary enrolment rate in 2019 and overall literacy level of 99% [World Bank, 2019].
Broad Economic Overview:
Seychelles enjoys a stable economic environment with lucrative fishing and tourism industries. The tertiary (service sector) contributes 86% of GDP, the secondary (manufacturing) sector 11% and the primary sector 3% (NBS, 2019).
Seychelles is at the forefront of the “blue economy” movement focused on using marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs while maintaining the ocean’s ecosystem. In 2018, Seychelles received the Blue Economy Award on African maritime sectors in Kenya from the African Union Commission.
The government is diversifying the economy by developing the agricultural and fishing sectors as well as a small-unit manufacturing industry. Real GDP growth grew by 3.1% (Q2-Q3 2020) and it has managed to achieve a modest 5-year compound annual GDP growth of 4.6%. Its currency is Seychelles Rupee. Main exports include canned tuna, frozen fish, petroleum products (re-export) etc. Major imports include petroleum product, foodstuff, machinery and equipment, chemicals, other manufactured goods etc.
Investment opportunities in Seychelles have historically been dominated by the Tourism sector however in recent years a wider diversification of sectors and activity participation has been observed as more opportunities arise.
Investment laws have been enacted in Seychelles in order to encourage and protect investments. Moreover, Seychelles has in place policies to attract investments and encourage spill overs from Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into the economy to support in creating jobs and stimulating economic growth.
The Government maintains that certain economic activities are doable and affordable to the Seychellois investors and businesses, therefore such economic activities shall remain reserved for them. The Reserved Economic Activities Policy, April 2020 defines the economic activities that are reserved for the Seychellois investors.
Equally the government recognises the value of foreign participation, subject to certain conditions, when considering applications to engage in economic activities in Seychelles. Any application for investment in an economic activity that is not on the listed in the Reserved Economic Activities Policy, April 2020 is guided by our WTO Schedule of Specific Commitments. This set of commitments indicate market access for foreign participation, partly or in full, in Seychelles.
Any application for investment in an economic activity not listed in the Reserved Economic Activities Policy 2020 or in the WTO Schedule of Specific Commitments shall be subject to an Economic Needs Test (ENT). The ENT will evaluate the economic, social and technological benefits of the economic activity and determine whether there is a gap that can be filled by allowing foreign participation.
Economic activities and sectors open for foreign investment can be found in the Investment Opportunities booklet
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