Business Registration, Regulation & Certification
- The Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) through the Companies Office is responsible for the administration of Papua New Guinea’s key business laws such as the Companies Act, Business Names Act, Business Groups Incorporation Act and the Associations Incorporation Act.
- There are other laws and regulations which will also affect investors. These include laws of the National Government on areas such foreign exchange, taxation and customs, licenses and permits for various activities such as mining and petroleum exploration, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and industrial activities.
- Provincial Governments and urban authorities also issue various licenses. It is the responsibility of investors to ensure they comply with the respective laws as well as the Investment Promotion Act 1992.