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Business Enterprise

The Business Trade Investment Board offers loans up NZD$10,000.00 for our local indigenous Cook Island’s people who want to start their own business.  Access to these funds can be made through an application to the Business Enterprise Division.  Applications must meet the requirements and criteria to undergo consideration for approval by the Board.  There are four loan schemes:

Business Support


Do you need Financial Assistance to start your new business? Or to expand your existing one? This fund can help you purchase capital items, promotional materials and other business related costs excluding the purchase of airfares, vehicles and alcohol. Make your Dream a Reality.

Agricultural Development Fund

The Agricultural Development Fund is available to help commercial farmers purchase the farming materials they need to ensure their produce reaches its market. 

For Biosecurity, crop research or agriculture related information including advice, visit Ministry of Agriculture website.

Sustainable Export Fund


The Sustainable Export Fund is to help businesses who want to purchase products from the Outer Islands and on-sell them to the market here in Rarotonga or overseas.  Supporting exportation of local goods.  

Vanilla Enterprise Loan Fund


This is for the development of the Vanilla Industry in the Cook Islands, with the objective to export. Allocated funds for this scheme have been disbursed accordingly during the years of 2016 – 2018, therefore applications are closed. All Vanilla clients are currently in the growing season of their vanilla farms. 

For more information, please email [email protected].