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What we do at VIPA, is instrumental in contributing to our nation’s future - both economically and socially. Our vision, mission and core values are the key principles that serve to guide us in daily operations, and how we deliver.

Our mandate

We are the first point of contact for foreign investors intending to do business in Vanuatu and its outer islands, irrespective of their size. We welcome walk-in investors and provide real-time response to inquiries via email and telephone. We provide customized information on Vanuatu’s economic structure and key industries. Based on our excellent working relations with government departments, the private sector and other business communities, we can link you with other companies as well as associations, communities, and consultants.

Our history

  • In 1998, the Vanuatu Investment Promotion Authority (VIPA) become a corporate body and operating under the Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni Vanuatu Business (MTTCNVB).
  • In 2009, business start-up processes and requirements have been streamlined of which VIPA's foreign investment application approval process was one.
  • In 2019, we have a new foreign investment legislation "Act n0.25 of 2019" replacing the foreign investment act [CAP 248]

Our Team
We have a multidisciplinary team with sector-specific expertise, which allows us to provide prospective investors with value-added advice and information. And we offer, free of charge, and in absolute confidentiality, services for investors during each stage of their investment process.

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Corpoorate Information
The VIPA Board and its staff are obliged to do their work in a professional manner and at all times respect and abide by the principles of good governance with - Accountability, Transparency and Participation being the foremost elements of good Governance observed.

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Annual Reports
Every year VIPA produces an annual report presenting its activities and challenges encountered in accordance with the foriegn investment act n0.25 of 2019. The report gives an insight into the progress of VIPA activities and FDI characterisitcs in Vanuatu.

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