Starting a Business
How to Invest in Fiji
The Foreign Investment Act (FIA) 1999 and Foreign Investment (Amendment) Act 2004 lay down the guidelines by which a foreign investor can invest in Fiji. There are 20 Articles in the Foreign Investment Act 1999 and Foreign Investment (Amendment) Act 2004. A copy of the Act may be obtained from Investment Fiji.
Foreign investors are required to carefully study:
- the list of Reserved Activities
- the Restricted Activities
- application for Foreign Investment Registration Certificate
Steps to Investing in Fiji
Prior to the commencement of the business, a foreign investor will be expected to apply for and obtain approval from the following agencies:
• Investment Fiji for Foreign Investment Registration (FIRC)
• Department of Immigration for work permits
• Registrar of Companies Office for the registration of the business and the business name
• Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority for the registration of Tax and Vat
• Reserve Bank of Fiji for the issue of capital
• Local town/city councils for business license to operate in the respective area
• Fiji National Provident Fund for registration of the workers
For more information on Foreign Investment Act (FIA) 1999 and Foreign Investment (Amendment) Act 2004, please click here.
Government recently put in place a Media Industry Development Decree 2010. Click here to download a draft version of the Decree
ANZ Business Investor Guide - Understanding your investment options in Fiji. Please download pdf version of the guide on this page.
Interested companies can list on the South Pacific Stock Exchange. For further information on this, click on this link: Listing on the SPSE