Niue is a self-governing island state in the South Pacific Ocean, located far to the east of Australia, and northeast of New Zealand. Niue is in free association with New Zealand, meaning that population of Niue are citizens of New Zealand, but carry out practically independent policies, while New Zealand takes care of Niue’s foreign relations. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state. She is represented here by a Governor General. Head of the local government is the Premier of Niue. Local currency is the New Zealand dollar. Official languages are Niuean and English. Niue is not a member of the United Nations, but a member of some of its agencies (eg. WHO and UNESCO).
Niuean economy is small, and largely depends on agriculture. Niue heavily relies on aid from New Zealand. Local government manages to generate some revenue from income and import taxes. Niuean government prioritises development of three sectors of economy, namely, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Economic growth is impeded by remoteness from global markets. At the same time, Niue is a highly democratic jurisdiction that is making progress in such spheres as ecology and alternative energy sources.
Niue used to be included in the EU’s black list of un-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes. Today, it has been provisionally removed from there due to the commitments made by the Niuean government. Niue has become the member of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, and now qualifies as “largely compliant” in tax cooperation matters. Moreover, Niue joined the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG). In addition, the EU is currently calling for Niue to become a member of Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
Due to such developments, offshore companies fled the island, and registration of International Business Companies (IBCs) was terminated. However, information on some IBCs may still be available in the register.
Buisness activities in Niue are regulated by the Companies Act 2006 and other relevant laws. Legislation in Niue is based on the English law.
Main types of businesses in Niue
- Sole Trader
- Limited Liability Company
Registration of companies in Niue is carried out by the Companies Office of Niue (Registrar of Companies), a body within the Treasury Department. Most services of the Registrar of Companies are available online. The commercial register of Niue exists in its current form since 2006.
Contents of the register
Main extract available from the commercial register of Niue is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number and date
- Contact details
- Type of business
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Main activities
- Key management and shareholders
- Corporate statistics
- Statutory documents
- Annual reports
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 3-5 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- Key words
An extract from the business register of Niue 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
Niue acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 10 June 1998.
Therefore, the documents issued in Niue are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of Niue 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 €|