WHO WE ARE
Friendly, customer focussed and driven. Your business journey begins with us
OUR FOCUS AND WHY
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.
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.
- 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]
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