Seeking Investment

Solomon Islands is endowed with abundant natural resources that offer unique investment opportunities with diversified investment potentials in several areas. The Solomon Islands Government is supportive of Foreign Investors who have the capacity and resources to utilize these investment opportunities and potentials are welcomed by the Government of Solomon Islands to engage in productive economic activities that will both benefit the investor and local Solomon Islanders.

With the advent of the new Investment Act 2005 and Regulation 2006, and the propose reform on the country's taxation system, Foreign Investors will be benefiting from a series of investment incentives, clear investment guidelines, undistorted regulations governing foreign investments, investment guarantees, and more importantly, a secure environment for doing business in the country.

Solomon Islands is a member to a number of international and regional organizations, and is a party to many trade agreements that include bilateral and multilateral. Foreign Investors may advance their markets to economies of such countries like Australia, New Zealand, Asia, European Union, Japan, USA, and within the Pacific region through these trade arrangements.

The Solomon Islands Government has placed particular emphasis on sectoral growth and development; in terms of investment, priority are encouraged on:

  1. Off shore fisheries development
  2. Aqua Culture development
  3. Manufacturing of goods of all types
  4. Tourism development
  5. Commercial farming
  6. Forestry development, particularly, timber and related products (furniture)
  7. Mineral Prospecting
  8. Export oriented productions
  9. Agriculture development

However, consideration of investment projects is given to genuine investors. The Government continues to encourage investors to seek investment incentives as may be applicable by an Act of Parliament.

To get in touch with the Foreign Investment Department contact:

Registrar of Foreign Investment
Foreign Investment Division
Department of Commerce, Trade & Industries
PO Box G26
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Training Links

SISEBC: Your Success Is Our Passion

Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) was incorporated in 1998 as an NGO with a vision; “to be a catalyst for the development of successful businesses in Solomon Islands. SISBEC has been around for about 18 years at least. If you have passion for business, do not go pass SISBEC. We have services for business enthusiasts, starters, and those who are in business. Our services include; business training, business coaching and mentoring, MYOB training & onsite training support, financial literacy and bee keeping training. In summary we desire to see you successful in your business and your livelihood activities so embrace our services and support. 

Click here to visit the SISBEC Facebook page


 

Australia Pacific Technical College

APTC offers programs and qualifications from Certificate III to Diploma level in the automotive, manufacturing, construction, electrical, tourism, hospitality, education, management and health and community services industry sectors. Know more about APTC's operation in the Solomon Islands and what courses we have on offer. Contact us here

Visit APTC's website on www.aptc.edu.au


Learn FastWe build the capability of business owners and their employees

We work with business support organisations, (like chambers of commerce), NGOs and regional development agencies, and directly with businesses, to help enterprising individuals and families in the Pacific Islands to generate sustainable incomes.

We do this by providing relevant, effective, value-for-money training workshops and coaching, for businesses of all types and sizes.

Learn more of what we offer here here or visit our website on www.learnfastpacific.com


 

Proudly Supported By

European Union

The European Union has been and continues to be a strong supporter of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2010.

Subscribe Now

Subscribe to out newsletter to keep up-to-date with business in the Solomon Islands.

Need Help with Australian Visas?

Many business people from Solomon Islands need to visit or transit through Australia. This link to the Australian Department of Immigration provides information on how to get an entry or transit visa. Business people can often get 12 month, multiple entry visas. SICCI has been advised by the Department that it is important to apply early and with complete documentation to ensure smooth processing.

Follow the Australian High Commission in Solomon Islands FB page here.

Services to Members

  • SIBEA Gala Night
  • Networking
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Development
  • News and Information
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Funding & Business Development Grants

Member Login

If you are a member of SICCI but cannot log into the Member Portal, please contact us for assistance.

Pacific Islands Private Sector Organization         Business Mentoring New Zealand/Business Mentoring Pacific          Business Advantage International