Welcome to the Investment Promotion Authority | Papua New Guinea

Invest In Papua New Guinea

Investors willing to explore business opportunities in Papua New Guinea have available to them numerous incentives to assist in their investment decision-making. The government has a range of direct and indirect taxation incentives based incentives for large and small proposals. readmore

IPA Other Services

The IPA is the organisation that houses the Companies Office of PNG, the Securities Commission of PNG and the Intellectual Property Office of PNG, hence the roles and functions of the IPA is diversed.
The IPA is also the point of identification of markets for PNG exports and dissemination of investor- related information about PNG.

Default Companies list

This is to advise that the IPA has now removed the list of non-compliant companies from this page.

However, please note that this does not mean that all companies have complied.

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 IPA Business Operations

The Investment Promotion Authority wishes to advise its valued clients, service providers, stakeholders and the general public that its offices in Port Moresby, Lae, Mt Hagen, Kokopo and Buka have finally opened counters as of Wednesday 6th May 2020.

However, this is being done with strict measures and observing social distancing.


 Application Forms and follow up on applications

Application forms to register local companies, business names and associations are available under the Downloads section at the top menu.

Prescribed fees can be found in the menu at the bottom of this page under fee schedule.

For follow up queries regarding lodged applications or errors with submissions please email ipaonline@ipa.gov.pg.

Personal Property Security Registry now live

The IPA is pleased to announce that the Personal Property Securities Act Registry has gone live since May 9th 2016.

This means that IPA will no longer register charges under the Companies Act.

Clients will need to register their charges online by going to the “Do it online” tab and clicking the “PPSR” option under the Personal Property Security option.


IPA Act Review

Consultations on the recent proposed changes ended in early April 2019.The main aim of these changes is to achieve Government’s policy objective of protecting MSMEs that are owned and operated by citizens. In summary, the following changes are being proposed:

  • Better definition of IPA roles and responsibilities

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 Business Licensing Information Services (BLIS) Booklet