Doing Business

Timor-Leste economy is still a young country and developing its ability to do business in an efficient and effective manner. This also brings great opportunities for investors looking for early entry into an exciting country with growing domestic and international markets.

Starting a Business

According to the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report (2019) Timor-Leste is one of the easiest countries in South East Asia to setup a business.


With one of the lowest minimum wage rates in the world (US $103/month), Timor-Leste presents an attractive business environment for any investor looking to employ local workers.


With one of the lowest corporate tax rate in the world (10%), Timor-Leste presents a unique business environment for any investor.


There are regulations in place regarding the purchase/rent of land in Timor-Leste and these regulations are continually reviewed as the country develops.


With some highly attractive incentives for investors, Timor-Leste presents an excellent opportunity for foreign investors and a range of investors have already taken advantage of these benefits.


Timor-Leste has made significant investments in new roads, airports and ports. There are a range of transportation options for shipping goods into and out of Timor-Leste.

Quality of Life

Timor-Leste is a developing country but Dili, the capital, in particular offers a wide range of options for schooling, housing, medicals services and leisure.