About TradeInvest

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TradeInvest Timor-Leste, I.P. the Investment and Export Promotion Agency’s goal is to facilitate and support potential investor locate in Timor-Leste and assist foreign companies in identifying projects in the vast array of business opportunities that are emerging in Timor-Leste. We are a one – stop shop provider.


    The best partner for investors and exporters eminent by the integrity and professionalism of its personnel.

As an investment and export promotion agency, we are giving equal emphasis to both domestic and foreign investment. We do acknowledge the importance to develop strong domestic supporting industries for foreign investment to come. Therefore, in our guide for economic development reform, we encourage the development of economic infrastructure, tax reform, investment regulations, reform on business environment and private sector development.

We want to continue to grow by strengthening the business environment, and improving the atmosphere for business. We are introducing guide for economic development reform so that we can improve things from good practice to best practice.


    To ensure Timor-Leste in achieving its economic transformation to be part of the group of upper middle income countries by 2030.

Moving forward, to be competitive, we acknowledge that we have to diversify our economy. Timor-Leste has abundant natural resources such as oil and natural gas, and it is the major contributor to our economic income. But over the years we learned to not so dependable on oil and gas, so we have also been mandated to promote other sectors such as, Agriculture, Fishery, Tourism, and Manufacturing Industry. We are yet to promote mining both on-shore and off-shore.
So, we are looking forward to welcoming your business in Timor-Leste.

Eng. Arcanjo da Silva
Executive Director