Establishing a Company in Vanuatu
Vanuatu is a small island state in the Pacific Ocean, situated east of Australia, west of Fiji, and north of New Zealand. There are also several other tiny island states in the area. The various Vanuatu islands were first settled in the 13th century B.C, and was much later discovered by the Spanish in 1606, the first European settlers there. The islands remained under joint French and British rule from 1906 to their establishment as an independent republic in 1980. The official languages are Bislama (the native language), French, and English. The state capital is Port Vila, and general population numbers 220,000. Vanuatu is rapidly becoming a draw for international companies, and business establishment there includes a range of benefits for international entrepreneurs.