Guide to Doing Business
in Suriname

The business license

Certain categories of businesses in Suriname will require a business license pursuant to the Code on Businesses and Professions (Wet Bedrijven en Beroepen), the Decision on Businesses and Professions requiring a permit (Besluit vergunningsplichtige Bedrijven en Beroepen) and the Decree on Permits for Businesses and Professions (Decreet Vergunningen Bedrijven en Beroepen).

A list of businesses and professions requiring a business license can be found on the website of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Suriname. This list also provides an overview of the relevant Ministry that is responsible for the issuance of the relevant business license.