Business Law Reform
We work with Pacific countries to create simplified, modern, and locally tailored business laws.
A dynamic private sector leads to higher employment and incomes, reduced poverty and increased prosperity. But in many Pacific Island countries, confusing and outdated laws make it difficult for businesses to start, trade and grow.
Business Law Reform at a glance
Five online business registries
Business registrations 90% faster
91% increase in company registrations
Simplified business structures
Community companies established,
Transparent foreign investment
The Parliament of the Cook Islands passed the PSDI-supported Covid-19 Economic Response Act on 2 July, intended to assist businesses in the Cook Islands that are affected by COVID-19 to continue trading, preserve their economic value, and retain employees.
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...
RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS (12 December 2019) — A new online registry will help improve the efficiency of doing business in the Cook Islands, making it easier for businesses and individuals to access much-needed finance to help expand and develop their operations and contribute to job creation and incl
The Cook Islands now has a modern, online system for the registration and administration of companies, incorporated societies and personal property securities, making it easier to do business and access finance.