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Invest In St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Invest SVG is the investment promotions agency for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and falls under the auspices of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Sustainable Development. We are responsible for attracting and facilitating local and foreign Direct Investment. Invest SVG also offers services in Investment Promotions, Investment Facilitation and Research/Information Development. We are a customer-focused organization, committed to assisting in the creation of a favourable investment climate through involvement in policy advocacy.


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Why choose SVG?

A Paradise For Investment

Invest SVG is a one-stop shop that is “bridging the gap” between host country St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the investor through dynamic strategies.

Invest SVG is the gateway which connects the world to St. Vincent and the Grenadines; enabling local and foreign investors alike the opportunity to invest in all the economic sectors within the country.

Invest SVG is staffed with personnel who are determined, responsive, market-driven, client focused and flexible.

Persons who are residents of and living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are subject to taxation on their assessable income; whether this income accrues directly or indirectly from all sources inside or outside of SVG. Where an individual who is ordinarily resident in the State, but is employed outside SVG, his/her assessable income includes only the amount compulsorily remitted or such employment income received in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The assessable income of a non-resident, on the other hand, includes all income accrued directly or indirectly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines – which is not exempted from tax.

Key Areas

Investment Opportunities

Income tax exemptions are available according to type and size of investment; ranging from 10 – 15 years. There are also exemptions for the following: i) customs duties on building materials, hotel equipment and some promotional material ii) import duties on food and beverages for resorts with more than 100 rooms. Double taxation relief is available where applicable; there is repatriation of profits and dividends; and there is freedom from Capital Gains Taxes.

Fiscal Incentives may be granted to a company incorporated or a corporate body established in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Such a company must either be engaged in manufacturing or processing of an approved product. Tax holidays vary according to category of enterprise; maximum tax exemption is 15 years. An enterprise is categorized based on its local value added content, which is expressed as a percentage of sales of an approved product.

General incentives and exemptions apply according to investment.

It’s a low-cost, White-listed, well regulated and safe jurisdiction.

General incentives and exemptions apply according to investment.

The Information and Communication Technology Sector Investment Act (2007) incentivizes approved ventures by way of: duty free concessions, tax holidays and work permits for approved employees.

General incentives and exemptions apply according to investment.

Cabinet (Government) has appointed a Board of Directors to preside over Invest SVG; with members drawn from the public and private sectors. The Board is responsible for policy guidance, strategic planning and ensuring the accountability of the Executive Director. The Board is aware that Investment Promotions is highly competitive, and that the company must be staffed with personnel who are determined, responsive, market-driven, client-focused and flexible.

Our Vision

The vision of Invest SVG is to evolve into a truly best practice investment promotions company for small countries; promoting collective investments of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – thereby increasing the flow of Foreign Direct Investment.

Our Mission

The Mission of Invest SVG is to facilitate sustainable economic growth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines by providing Investment Promotions, Export Development, Business Facilitation and Research Services to potential and existing local and foreign investors and Government Agencies. Invest SVG will achieve this by being customer focused, information and technology driven, by employing motivated and professional staff and by being a consultant with key stakeholders in the private and public sectors.