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Doing business in Papua New Guinea

A selection of resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Papua New Guinea.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Papua New Guinea
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Papua New Guinea company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Papua New Guinea
Report from UK Trade & Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Business Advantage Papua New Guinea
Annual publication from Business Advantage International, promoting Papua New Guinea as a business destination. Latest edition published 2019.

Do Business with Papua New Guinea
Information for those looking to expand their business or invest in Papua New Guinea from the Santander Trade Portal. Some resources are restricted to registered clients, those that are freely available include: general information, economic outline, trade profile and foreign investment.

The Challenges of Doing Business in Papua New Guinea
Report published by the Asian Development Bank in February 2014, summarising the key findings from a business survey in Papua New Guinea in 2012.

The PNG Investors' Manual (3rd edition)
A handbook for investing and doing business in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the PNG Investment Promotion Authority. As well as general introduction to PNG and its key economic sectors, the manual provides information on the country's legal, taxation, immigration and employment systems, as well as key PNG Government and business organisations. The manual was produced by Business Advantage International in 2013.


On our Exporting to Papua New Guinea page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Umbrella body for Chambers of Commerce and Industry throughout the country.

The Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce & Industry (POMCCI)
Member-based business chamber in Papua New Guinea's capital city.

Lae Chamber of Commerce
Voice of the Morobe business sector.

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