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Information and Resources for Businesses in
Timor-Leste
Guidance
for Businesses
Laws
and Regulations
Finance
and Support
COVID-19
updates

A central resource with the latest news, updates and advice for Timor-Leste’s private sector

Due to the challenges posed by coronavirus (COVID-19) this site’s current focus is to centralize information that informs businesses about government support, guide workplace operations, employment obligations as well as travel and visas.

Please refer to the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization in Timor-Leste for health-related information.

Guidance for Businesses

To help you get back to business sooner as restrictions ease, find information and resources to develop a COVID safe plan and training for your business.

Private Investment Law

The present Law establishes the general basis for the legal framework for private investment in Timor-Leste. (Portuguese & English)

Jornal da República
2022-01-13

Fishery Business

Commercial fisheries – licensing & trading guidelines. Fishing licenses are available to off-shore foreign operators to fish for export.

TradeInvest
2022-01-12

Government Laws and Regulations

Understand government laws, and COVID-related regulations. Where possible access financial support from the Government of Timor-Leste to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your business.

Private Investment Law

The present Law establishes the general basis for the legal framework for private investment in Timor-Leste. (Portuguese & English)

Jornal da República
2022-01-13

Commercial Companies Law

A commercial company must comply with the law of the State where its actual main administrative office is situated. (Portuguese & English versions)

Government of Timor-Leste
2022-01-12

Financial Support

Understand government laws, and COVID-related regulations. Where possible access financial support from the Government of Timor-Leste to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your business.

Governu sei kontinua Cesta Bázika

Ministériu Turizmu Komersiu Indústri (MTKI) hala’o ona prosesu levantamentu dadus ba implementasaun programa Cesta Bázika fahe daruak nian ne’ebé sei realiza iha tinan ne’e.

- Add New
2022-02-17

3 months subsidy from INSS

Starting from Jan-Mar 2022, Government through INSS’ll continue to subsidise local companies and employees as part of economic recovery plan.

- Add New
2022-01-13

COVID-19 Updates

Understand government laws, and COVID-related regulations. Where possible access financial support from the Government of Timor-Leste to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on your business.

Governu sei kontinua Cesta Bázika

Ministériu Turizmu Komersiu Indústri (MTKI) hala’o ona prosesu levantamentu dadus ba implementasaun programa Cesta Bázika fahe daruak nian ne’ebé sei realiza iha tinan ne’e.

- Add New
2022-02-17

3 months subsidy from INSS

Starting from Jan-Mar 2022, Government through INSS’ll continue to subsidise local companies and employees as part of economic recovery plan.

- Add New
2022-01-13