Barbados enjoys a positive image in the marketplace as a reputable International Business Centre of choice and has been successfully attracting Foreign Direct Investment for decades, particularly from Canada and the USA.  Barbados is the 5th largest destination for Canadian direct investment abroad, garnering Cdn $49.8 billion at the end of 2019 (Statistics Canada).

Professor Walid Hejazi has indicated that “…the OECD is satisfied that Canadian direct investment abroad that goes to or through Barbados…complies with OECD standards for transparency and exchange of information – standards which Barbados expects of all corporations active in its jurisdiction. Countries like Barbados allow Canadian firms in those industries which drive the global economy to maintain their competitiveness.” (Hejazi, W. 2007)

Companies looking to thrive in a highly competitive global marketplace invest in Barbados, to capitalize on the business-friendly environment, strong human capital, high-quality infrastructure, investment protection, and good quality of life.

  • Facilitating Businesses of Substance

    From inception, Barbados was deliberate in building its international business sector on the strong foundation of treaty-based agreements that included…

  • Human Resources

    Investors can readily access the services of tax advisors, reputable international banks, global accounting firms, lawyers and management companies offering…

  • Quality of Lifestyle

    In 2017, the international research company, Norstat designated Barbados as the destination with the highest level of tourist satisfaction in…

  • Mature Jurisdiction

    Barbados has remained a trusted jurisdiction based on its proven track record for fostering the success of companies established here. As a…

  • Business-friendly

    Competition is enhanced by transparent policies and effective laws. Starting and operating a business is straightforward and free from burdensome…

  • Expanding Treaty Network

    Investors that use a Barbadian entity to do business in other countries may also enjoy protection of their investment as…

  • Political, Social and Economic Stability

    The country’s long-standing tradition of parliamentary democracy and the prudent management of the economy provide a stable foundation for business. Also,…

  • Attractive Value Proposition

    Barbados continues to offer an attractive value proposition.  Apart from its strong human capital, modern infrastructure, sophisticated business environment and excellent…

  • Well-Regulated

    Adherence to international best practice standards is a hallmark of the Barbados value proposition   The country has a well developed legal system based on…

  • High Net Worth Individuals

    Barbados became involved in providing management and financial services to the wealthy since the introduction of the Offshore Banking Act…

  • High International Ranking

    Well respected international bodies including the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and Transparency International have recognised the economic and social positioning,…