Tentmaker Reports

Antigua and Barbuda Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


88,710 (175th most populous country in the world)

Local dialects


Tourism, construction, light manufacturing (clothing, alcohol, household appliances)

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Antigua and Barbuda, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ag.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Antigua and Barbuda as 0 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 0 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Antigua and Barbuda.

In order to start a business in Antigua and Barbuda, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Search and reserve company name
  2. Have lawyer prepare incorporation documents
  3. Register with the Intellectual Property and Commerce Office (receive certificate of incorporation)
  4. Make a company seal
  5. Apply for tax payer identification number (register the company for tax)
  6. Register for VAT / ABST identification number
  7. Register for medical benefit
  8. Register for social security and education levy

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Antigua and Barbuda, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.


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Antigua and Barbuda Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

Antigua and Barbuda Summary


1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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