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  • MSMEs Set Up Procedures in Fiji
    MSMEs Set Up Procedures in Fiji
    Regulatory Authorities The local authorities that look after the Business License approval and issuance are: Registrar of Companies City and Town Councils Provincial Administrators Officers Town Planning Ministry of Health (Health Inspector)  
    Registration of Business Names
    Registration of Business Names
    All businesses have to be registered with the Registrar of Companies office. Business registration is crucial, since it is a pre-requisite for the issuance of license. The business registration application and the issuance of the certificate of registration can only be provided by the Registrar of Companies office in Suva. Applicants who live outside Suva...
    Business Licensing
    Business Licensing
    All business activities, big or small that are operating in urban centres, peri-urban, remote-rural areas and maritime zones must apply and obtain a business license to legally operate under the Business License Act (Cap 204) with the relevant authorities. Below is a summary of the Business License Application procedures for the three major centres covered...
    Business License Fees
    Business License Fees
    A business License fee for SMEs largely depends on two factors, firstly the nature of the business and secondly the locality of the business. A business operating in the rural areas or town boundaries is expected to pay less compared to the one that operates in an urban centre. In the table below we compare...
    Public Health Procedures
    Public Health Procedures
    All businesses that engage in food selling, catering services or any form of food business activities (cooked or uncooked) will have to be vetted by the Health Inspector. Health inspection is a pre-requisite for the issuance of business license to any form of food related business. In conducting the inspection, the health officer’s main focus...
    Town Planning Procedures
    Town Planning Procedures
    The main purpose of the process is to ensure that the existing building structure to operate business from is OHS compliance and safe. All land developments, including the establishment of SME operations, must conform to the town planning scheme drawn by the Town and Country Planning Department. All business layouts and sites in urban and...