Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of Cuba with a translation and legalization.
Republic of Cuba is an island country in the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean, to the south of the US state of Florida. This is one of the few Marxist-Leninist socialist states left in the world, run by the Communist Party of Cuba, with the President of the Council of Cuba as the head of state. Cuba is a member of the United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, and Organisations of American States. Official language is Spanish. Local currencies are the Cuban peso and the Cuban convertible peso – the latter is pegged 1:1 to the US dollar and mostly issued for tourists. The dual currency system is planned to be abolished at some point in the future.
Cuba is the only country that retained planned economy based on socialist principles. In the 1990s, the Cubans were encouraged to form worker cooperatives. However, in 2011 there were new economic reforms introduced, known as “New Cuban Economy”. The new economy freed some professions from the government control, which boosted individual entrepreneurship in Cuba. Reforms also concerned tax system. Major sectors of local economy are agriculture and tourism, and latter has been growing more popular since the relations between Cuba and the USA improved. Some experts expect the continuing growth of number of economic entities in Cuba, and do not leave out the possibility of some kind of an offshore zone on the island.
Legislation in Cuba is in the process of reformation. Today business activities are regulated by the Constitution, Civil Code, Commercial Code, and other relevant laws.
Cuba is an authoritarian regime with socialist principles. Its legislature is based on Civil Law with some elements of the Spanish and American traditions.
Main types of businesses in Cuba
- State enterprise
- Enterprise with 100% foreign capital
- Joint venture
- International economic association
Production activities are carried out on three levels:
- Basic unit
In addition, there are individual entrepreneurs, “freelancers”, and foreign individuals who are certified to do business in Cuba.
Registration of companies in Cuba and management of the commercial register (Il Registro Mercantil) are the tasks of the Ministry of Justice of Cuba.
Contents of the register
The main type of extract available from the Cuban business register is a company profile. It comes in the Spanish language and contains the following information relevant at the moment of the request:
- Name of the company
- Registration number
- Type of ownership
- Main activities
- Contact information
- Registered capital
- Directors and shareholders
- Registration documents
- Annual reports
- Other available information
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.
An extract from the business register of Cuba can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Cuba has NOT acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
Therefore, the documents issued in Cuba are NOT subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents have to be legalised directly via the consulates of Cuba.
Schmidt & Schmidt offers assistance in legalization process. You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from Spanish.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Cuba and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 714,00 €||from 600,00 €|