Videos

Cook Islands | 10 March 2020

Launch of online Cook Islands Companies, Incorporated Societies, and Personal Property Securities Registry

In the Cook Islands, the activation of the Manatua communications cable, scheduled for mid-2020, is going to dramatically increase digital connectivity. PSDI has been helping the Government of Cook Islands prepare for this by ensuring the country has a modern, enabling business environment. This has involved reforming important business laws, and the development of an online Companies, Incorporated Societies, and Personal Property Securities Registry.

The registry is making crucial business administration tasks—such as registering a business, searching for business information, and registering a security interest—quicker and less expensive. It is also available wherever there is internet access, saving many Cook Islanders the time-consuming and expensive trip to Rarotonga to perform these tasks in person.

The registry was supported by PSDI, with additional funding from the Government of Cook Islands and the Government of New Zealand.

Watch the video to find out more about how this important registry will change the way Cook Islanders do business.