“Vanuatu - The Pacific’s Premier Financial Centre”
The Republic of Vanuatu is a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometres. The Vanuatu Finance Centre has been supported by the National Government since the nation's founding in 1980.
The Finance centre was originally established in 1971 by Accounting, Legal firms from the City of London. Their ambition to establish a South Pacific Finance Centre was supported by major banks such as Barclays and HSBC, whom both established branches to serve the offshore and local sector. Over the past 36 years of Vanuatu’s history, every Elected Parliament has played an active role in the ongoing development of the Internationally respected Finance Centre Industry
The iCOUNT business approach to client services allows our clients to concentrate on the growth and development of their business knowing that we are providing the guidance necessary for proper planning. We take particular care to ensure that Vanuatu’s special facilities are applied to our client’s best advantage.
Vanuatu is the Pacific’s Premier Financial Centre for several reasons:
Vanuatu is 11 hours ahead of GMT ie. 1 hour ahead of Sydney, 3 hours ahead of Hong Kong and Singapore, 11 hours ahead of Zurich and 16 hours ahead of New York. Vanuatu is therefore able to operate on a same day basis with all major financial centres.
Vanuatu has no income tax, corporate tax, capital gains tax, wealth tax, withholding tax, inheritance tax or death duties on income, profits, dividends or wealth.
Vanuatu has no exchange control regulations.
Vanuatu does not have tax treaties with any other countries.
Leading international banks provide high quality international standard banking services with correspondent banks with many other countries.
A code of strict exists for International companies which do not trade in the local Vanuatu economy.
Communication and airline services have expanded rapidly to meet the needs of the Finance Centre and Tourism Industry.
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