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Setting up your business in the Cook Islands
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Set your business in the Cook Islands

An excellent Asia Pacific option for international trade.

Efficient business regulations
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Confidentiality and Privacy
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Asset security and protection

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Cook Islands
Incorporation Service Fee
US$1,150

Select the services as most suitable for your personal business needs and build your own package – start your business project now!

Why register your company with us?

We make incorporating a company as easy as possible, so you can focus on the important things.

We have a full suite of startup services, like banking, bookkeeping and tax planning consultancy, which means Eurofinanzza not only helps you get started, but supports you in your continued success as your one-stop shop.

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We’ve taken the complexity out of forming your business company. Our online form can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

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We take care of the
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Based on the information you provide, we prepare all required documents and file them directly to the appropriate entity.

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Once your incorporation documents have been approved by the state, you’ll receive your completed company package by email.

Some Banking Options
abc banking mauritius
pacific private bank vanuatu
hsbc uk
capital security bank cook islands
bank of cyprus
dbs singapore

How to incorporate your business company in the Cook Islands

Cook Islands Offshore company formation
A Cook Islands International Company (IC) or International Business Company (IBC) as it is referred to in other jurisdictions, is an offshore entity giving individuals and corporations numerous advantages such as security and tax planning benefits.
The Cook Islands are a total of fifteen islands located in the South Pacific, northeast of New Zealand and between American Samoa and French Polynesia.

The Cook Islands offshore financial sector emerged in 1982 with the passing of the Cook Islands International Companies Act, which was later accompanied by an amending piece of asset protection legislation that is regarded as the most comprehensive and secure pieces of legislation in the world, firmly ensuring the assets of foreign Cook Island investors.

Over the years, the Cook Islands government has, time and time again, supported its position as an offshore financial center, refusing to comply with foreign directives and court orders seeking to strong arm the local government and breech the impenetrable Cook Islands offshore structures.

The last few years the Cook Islands, in order to comply with new international standards by the OECD and anti-money laundering directives, have had to institute several automatic tax agreements and reporting requirements.

Companies incorporated in the Cook Islands enjoy structural flexibility and simple administrative procedures in a highly secure and confidential location. There are minimal reporting and regulating restrictions with comprehensive protective offshore laws that ensure client security.

There are no other offshore jurisdictions that can boast of such extensive asset protection measures – the Cook Islands are truly the safest place in the world.

The Cook Islands also offers two other widely-used offshore formation products for their strong asset protection and security measures:

  • Cook Islands Trust
  • Cook Islands LLC
Top uses of a Cook Islands Offshore company
There are no restrictions from doing business anywhere outside of the Cook Islands, except where activities are deemed as being illegal or require a license to legally conduct such business. The only limitations are in conducting business within the Cook Islands and when such activities are in banking, insurance or real estate, which require an appropriate license.

The formation of an IC can be used for, including but not limited to:

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Offshore savings and investments
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Manufacturing
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Transportation
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Trade and distribution
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Forex and stock trading
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E-commerce
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Professional service company
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Confidentiality
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International trading
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Financial management
Cook Islands Offshore company incorporation requirements

The requirements to register a Cook Island IC are straightforward. A registered agent, acting through a Cook Islands trustee company will submit the necessary documents needed to the Registrar, including:

  • Name of the IC
  • Registered address of the IC
  • Name and address of the registered agent
Cook Islands Offshore company incorporation requirements
A Cook Islands Offshore International Company is exempt from all taxes. This includes, but is not limited to:
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No income tax
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No capital gains tax
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No sales tax
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No stock sale or transfer tax
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No capital stock tax
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No property tax
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No estate tax
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No gift tax
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No stamp tax
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No succession tax
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No inventory tax
Any International Company incorporated in the Cook Islands is exempt from all local taxation.

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