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Strategically Located

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...with Good Connectivity

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Invest into Brunei Darussalam

Business Clusters

Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals Agriculture & Health Supplements

  • Biotechnology

  • Cosmetics

Agri Business

  • Agriculture

  • Aquaculture

  • Food Processing, Manufacturing & Distribution

ICT

  • Data Centre

  • Digital Media

  • Internet of Things

Services

  • Logistics

  • Tourism (Leisure,
    Medical and MICE)

  • Financial Services

In creating a sustainable & dynamic economy, Brunei Darussalam Proactively seeks non-Oil & Gas Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that will contribute towards economic diversification and development by:

  • Increasing export oriented industries

  • Providing:

    • Spin-off business opportunities for local businesses

    • Meaningful employment opportunities for locals

Invest into Brunei Darussalam

Business Clusters

Life Sciences

  • Pharmaceuticals & Health Supplements

  • Biotechnology

  • Cosmetics

Agri Business

  • Agriculture

  • Aquaculture

  • Food Processing, Manufacturing & Distribution

ICT

  • Data Centre

  • Digital Media

  • Internet of Things

Services

  • Logistics

  • Tourism (Leisure,
    Medical and MICE)

  • Financial Services

In creating a sustainable & dynamic economy, Brunei Darussalam Proactively seeks non-Oil & Gas. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that will contribute towards economic diversification and development by:

  • Increasing export oriented industries

  • Providing:

    • Spin-off business opportunities for local businesses

    • Meaningful employment opportunities for locals

Stable Macroeconomic
Environment

  • Political stability

  • No history of Natural
    Disasters

  • Clean & Green
    Environment 
    58% of the total area is to be preserved

  • High Standard of Living

  • Low crime rates


     

Co-Investment
Partnership

  • Companies established
    in Brunei Darussalam are permitted to have 100% foreign ownership:
    nonetheless credible co-
    investment partnership
    is
    available

  • Partners include:

    • Strategic
      Development Capital
      Fund (SDC)

    • Government Linked
      Companies (GLCs)

Strong Commitment
to Training & "R&D"

  • Training Grant: B$ 5.0 million per year or 10% of total fixed asset investment, which ever is lower, for the initial 5 years of establishment

  • Highly educated & skilled workforce

  • Research & Development (R&D") Grant: up to B$ 5.0 million per project

Globally
Recognised

  • #1 in the World for 'Macroeconomic Environment'*

  • #1 in the World for 'Biodiversity & Habitat'**

  • #2 in ASIA for 'Air & Water Quality'**

  • #3 in ASEAN for 'Quality of Education'*

  • #26 out of 148 countries
    for'Global
    Competitiveness' ***

Favorable Tax
Environment

  • No tax on:

    • Personal Income

    • Sales

    • Payroll

    • Capital Gains

    • Manufacturing

  • Low Corporate Income
    Tax:
    of 18.5%




     

Sound Legal &
Regulatory Framework

  • Brunei law fosters a pro-business and pro investor environment

  • Robust and Comprehensive Intellectual Property (IP) Protection: with international filing routes is accessible

     

Access
to Key Markets

  • Good connectivity

  • Market Access:

    • Strategically located
      in ASEAN

    • International
      agreements in place;
      providing greater
      market reach

  • Access to Raw
    Materials:

    • from BIMP EAGA
      region

Tax
Exemptions

  • Pioneer Status: apply to be exempted from: 

    • Corporate Income Tax,

    • Import Duties on Raw Materials & Machinery

  • for a period of 8 years (+ 3 years)



     

Halal
Market Access

  • 2010: 1st in the world to
    issue guidelines on the
    manufacturing of Halal
    Pharmaceuticals

  • Stringent Halal Food
    Guidelines
    are already
    in place

  • Currently, finalizing
    similar guidelines
    for the
    production
    of 'Halal Cosmetics'
     

Prepared
Industrial Parks

  • Cost Competitive & Negotiable Prices: ranging from US$ 1.60/m²/year to US$ 2.64/m/year

  • Offering competitively priced utilities:

    • Power: US$ 0.09/kWh (avg)

    • Water (Potable): US$ 0.53/mº

    • Network Cost: US$ 7.50/MB