Rules of Investment


Foreign Investment in the Cook Islands is regulated by the Development Investment Act 1995-1996, the Development Investment Regulations 1996 and the Development Investment Code Order 2003.

Investment Code Order 2003

The Investment Code Order 2003 (“Code”) stipulates Government’s policy on Foreign Investments for use by Investors, Government Agencies and the Community at large. The Code also provides for sectors of the economy and specific business activities reserved for Cook Islanders only. Where the proposed Investment activity is reserved for Cook Islanders Part E of the Code provides the exceptions under which a Foreign Investor may qualify to invest in the reserve sector.