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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 supports the hosting of APEC 2018.


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 Forms for Download

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

For information on the prescribed fees see the bottom of this page under fee schedule.

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.

For any further information, please email support@ppsrpng.com 

Office Closure – Festive Season 

The Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) wishes to advise it’s valued clients, business houses and the general public that all IPA offices around the country (Port Moresby, Lae, Mt Hagen, Kokopo & Buka) will be closed for the festive period (Christmas and New Year).

The Christmas and New Year shut down period will be effective on Monday, 24th December 2018 to Tuesday 01st, January 2019.

Our Offices will resume normal operations on Wednesday 02nd January 2019.

The Board, Management & Staff of the IPA would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, 2019 and we look forward to serving you in the new year.

IPA to phase out paper lodgment for certain business services  

The Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) will no longer accept paper lodgments from certain entities and parties as of January 1st 2019.

The move is aimed at nudging regular users of IPA’s registration services to lodge applications online rather than filing paper forms at the IPA counters.

The Authority is going on a campaign advising the public that it will no longer accept paper lodgments from the following category of clients;

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Instant change on company records when lodged online

The Investment Promotion Authority’s online registry service has now been enabled to instantly update certain records once they are lodged online.

This now means that once a client uses the online services to change records or data, the system will automatically update the entity records without an officer having to physically review the filed application.

The following business services no longer require review by IPA Registry staff:

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