Foreign Investment (Company Creation)
Foreign companies or individuals can create a company in Bhutan through a joint venture with a local investor/ promoter. 100% foreign company ownership is allowed only in the service sector and the equity share depends on the investment sector and can be consulted here (Schedules I and II).
Company creation process is the same for all types of companies. Depending on the location and type of activity, land and/or environmental clearance must be obtained.
Activities listed here do not require location clearance.
Activities listed here do not require environmental clearance. However, for projects under government reserved forest land or government land, Environmental Clearance for Land issued by the District Environment Officer is a mandatory requirement for all kinds of activities.