Public Notices

To all Foreign Companies seeking to conduct business in/with the Cook Islands. You must register with the Business Trade and Investment Board before carrying out business in the Cook Islands.

Section 17 of the Development Investment Act 1995/96 requires all foreign enterprises wishing to carry out business in the Cook Islands, regardless of duration must register with the Business Trade Investment Board. Failure to do this will result in a $25,000 penalty.

We encourage everyone to comply with our legislation to avoid disappointment. If you have questions please contact us on +682-24296 or [email protected]   

Annual Returns

Please be advised all Annual Returns for the year ending 2023 are to be submitted to BTIB BEFORE end of business day 30th June 2024. The investor permit letters of support will not be issued unless the Annual Returns for the year ending 2023 have been submitted.

The Development Investment Regulations 1996, section (8), pursuant to section (34) of the Act, states that foreign enterprises are required by law to file Annual Returns not later than the 30th June in every year.


Step 1 – Download form: Annual Return Form AF1007

Step 2 – Fill out form, either physically or digitally

Step 3 – Gather additional files or documents that will be attached separately to the form (such as: Financial Statements for the year ending 31st December 2023)

Step 4 – Compile all documents together

Step 5 – Submit documents

If you have any issues, please dont hesitate to reach out.