TradeInvest Timor-Leste is a public authority and is the primary Investment and Export Promotion Agency for Timor-Leste. The agency was first established in 2005.


TradeInvest is committed to implement a set of series destined to promote the growth of the economy’s private sector, as partner of the State in the creation of job opportunities and in generating wealth and revenue that will finance the sustainable development of the nation.


TradeInvest Timor-Leste aims to promote, divulge, coordinate, facilitate and accompany private investment and re-investment processes. TradeInvest will also develop the export potential of the country. TradeInvest is a public entity that is responsible for the centralisation of the administrative procedure of issuing Certificate of Investor, Certificate of Exporter and Special Investment Agreements.

In addition to the vision and mission stated above, TradeInvest is also tasked to reinforce and develop local businesses by providing information and links within the domestic market and to international markets. TradeInvest is led by an Executive Director. TradeInvest’s direction is set by the Government of Timor-Leste through the Council of Ministers and instructed to the agency by Ministry of State Coordinator for Economic Affairs.

You can read about TradeInvest on their website