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Overview

With its special terms of EU membership, Gibraltar provides an extensive selection of products and services that meet the requirements of both local and international investors. As a modern, vibrant, low tax jurisdiction, it likewise has first rate professional infrastructure that is fully compliant with European standards of regulation. The numerous international trading entities and financial services companies, which already have a base in Gibraltar, are testament to this.

The economy has often been described as one that is ‘running on all cylinders’. Its main economic growth attributers include general trade, the provision of financial services and communications (including e-gaming), tourism and maritime activities.

  • The Finance Centre – Banks, trusts, insurance and reinsurance companies, high quality ancillary services such as accountancy and legal practices as well as communications and information technology providers have all made Gibraltar the first class international business hub that it is today.
  • Tourism – Every year millions of visitors come to Gibraltar by air, land and sea.
  • E-Gaming & Maritime Services – There are two key factors of the economy that have brought prosperity to Gibraltar. Vessel bunkering, for instance, remains a longstanding and prominent sector.

The prosperous economic performance of this unique European jurisdiction has benefited the whole community in terms of greater public spending on essential provisions such as health, education and social services. The government attributes Gibraltar’s successful development to its pursuit and implementation of policies that create and sustain a stable environment that increases business activity and investor confidence.


Why set up in Gibraltar?

Highly-developed business services infrastructure where it is possible to passport an EU licence in financial services such as insurance and re-insurance, EU-wide pensions, banking and funds administration, amongst others ...

Setting up a business

Register a Business Name at Companies House if the legal business entity would like to trade under a specific name .
Does the legal business entity require licenses to operate? ...

E-business

The Government of Gibraltar is constantly endeavouring to make Gibraltar an International E-Business Centre and firmly believes that it is in a position to benefit significantly from ICT and its development as a modern and thriving information society.

Legal

The judicial system in Gibraltar is based on the adversarial system of law and follows the three tiers of English legal principles - statute, common law and rules of equity. As in most countries, the legislature, in the form of the House of Assembly, passes all laws.

Employment

The Ministry of Employment is responsible for matters appertaining to employment as provided under the Employment Act and any subsidiary or related legislation. Employment related issues are multiple and varied so that the Ministry’s functions in turn reflect this diversity of the labour market.