Reunion Island’s advantages

A strategic location: European excellence in the heart of the Indian Ocean

A strategic location: European excellence in the heart of the Indian Ocean

  • A French and European territory at the core of the Indian Ocean
  • At the crossroads of continents: Reunion is ideal for developing activities in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia
  • Quality commercial infrastructure: two international airports and a deep water port

A stable, modern and attractive island

A stable, modern and attractive island

  • Financially secure, part of the Euro zone, and with a quality banking sector, Reunion is a reliable investment destination
  • Offering European-quality modern infrastructure (health, transport, housing, services)
  • The exceptional natural environment lends itself to a unique quality of life

A dynamic economic climate

A dynamic economic climate

  • Economic growth of 5% per year on average over the past 40 years
  • A young and dynamic domestic market where services, trade and construction account for 80% of GDP
  • Multiple skills and expertise in the agricultural, skilled craft, and industrial sectors
  • Significant growth expected in the renewable energy sector in order to achieve energy independence by 2030

Attractive support schemes

Attractive support schemes

  • The Law for the Economic Development of Overseas Regions (Loi pour le Développement Economique de l’Outre-Mer – LODEOM) grants tax benefits: up to 100% exemption (download the PDF guide)
  • A favourable VAT system: local rate of 8.5% compared with 19.6% in mainland France
  • Regional aid: up to 60% assistance for freight between Reunion and the EU, and up to 50% assistance for developing and strengthening the industrial sector + regional employment bonus
  • Specific support for the Environment and Renewable Energies sector, a priority sector selected by Reunion’s Regional Council.

 


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