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Investors Guide to Doing Business within the Free Tade and Processing Zone

Section No.DescriptionPage No.
1.0ABOUT ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA6
2.0LABOUR INFORMATION8
2.1General8
2.2Unemployment8
2.3Skills Information8
2.4Wages / Salaries9
2.5Payroll Taxes10
2.6Vacation & Public Holidays10
2.7Severance Pay10
2.8Maternity Leave10
2.9Sick Leave11
2.10Absenteeism11
2.11Complaints and Grievances Procedures11
2.12Misconduct & Warning11
2.13Dismissals11
2.14Employee Complaints11
2.15Work and Workplace Regulations12
2.16Probation12
2.17Hours of Work12
2.18Overtime12
2.19Workplace12
2.20Labour Laws12
3.0TELECOMMUNICATIONS13
3.1Background13
3.01Telecommunications Services Offered by Antigua Public Utilities Authority13
3.02Bandwidth14
3.03APUA Installation Charges14
3.04APUA Transfer Charges15
3.05APUA Vertical Service15
3.07APUA Reconnection Fee15
3.08APUA Call Charges15
3.09APUA Coin Box Charges16
3.10CABLE AND WIRELESS17
3.1Telecommunication Services offered by Cable and Wireless17
3.11Cable and Wireless Telecommunications Cost18
3.12Cable and Wireless Call Center Rates18
3.2CELLULAR OPERATORS19
3.4INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS19
4.0ENERGY COSTS20
4.1Commercial and Domestic Electricity Tariffs charged by APUA20
4.2General Purposes Tariff (GPT)20
4.3Domestic Tariff A (DTA)20
4.4Domestic Tariff B (DTB)20
4.5Commercial and Domestic Tariff (CNDT)21
4.6Energy Charge21
4.7Industrial Tariff21
4.8Businesses21
4.9Security Deposit22
4.10Fuel Variation22
5.0WATER COSTS23
5.1Commercial and Domestic Water Tariffs Charged by APUA23
5.2Domestic23
5.3Commercial and Industrial23
5.4Government24
5.5Agriculture24
5.6Meter Rental24
5.7Minimum Security Deposit / Reconnection Fee24
6.0INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGISLATION25
7.0TRADE AGREEMENTS27
7.1Association of Caribbean States (ACS)27
7.2CARICOM27
7.3CARICO Republic of Venezuela Agreement28
7.4CARICOM Republic of Colombia Agreement28
7.5CARICOM Dominican Republic Agreement29
7.6Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)29
7.7CARIBCAN30
7.8Cotonou / LOME Agreement30
7.9Free Trade FTAA31
8.0PORTS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA32
8.1Antigua and Barbuda Ports of Entry32
8.2Heritage Quay and Deepwater Berths32
8.3Channel32
8.4Pier32
8.5Facilities32
8.6Heritage Quay33
8.7Harbour Dues33
8.8Towerage Charges33
8.9Mooring / Umooring34
8.10Basin SML34
8.11Fresh Water34
8.12Bunkering34
8.13Tugs34
8.14Taxes34
8.15Duty-Free Shopping34
8.16Animal Regulations35
8.17Items of Special Note35
8.18Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority Contact Numbers35
9.0EDUCATION36
9.1Pre-schools36
9.2Primary Schools36
9.3Secondary Schools37
9.4Post Secondary Education37
9.41Antigua State College37
9.42University Education37
9.43Vocational Training37
9.5Information Technology Training38
9.51Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology38
9.52ABIIT Course Offerings39
10VISA / ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ANTIGUA40
10.1Entry Requirements40
10.2Visa Requirements for Antigua and Barbuda41
10.3Visa Fees41
10.4Persons Not Requiring a Visa41
10.5List of Embassies / Department of Tourism43
10.6Travelling to Antigua and Barbuda44
11.0PERMANENT RESIDENT SCHEME45
12.0TRANSPORTATION46
12.1Taxis46
12.2Buses46
12.3Rental Vehicles47
12.4Other Forms of Transportation47
13.0EXPATRIATE LIVING CULTURE AND TOURISM48
13.1Housing48
13.2Medical Facilities48
13.3Cost of Living49
13.4Tourism and Leisure49
13.5Sporting Activities49
13.6Beaches49
13.7Attractions Culture & Cultural Events49
14.0COMMERCIAL PRACTICES CULTURAL NORMS AND SAFETY TIPS51
14.1Business Hours51
14.2Business Attire51
14.3Attire Outside Business51
14.4Tipping/Gratuities51
14.5Electricity51
14.6Time51
14.7Currency/Money51
14.8Personal Safety52
15.0DISCLAIMER OF CONTENTS OF DOCUMENT52
16.0DIRECTORY OF SERVICES53
16.0Accountants and Auditors53
16.0Architects54
16.0Attorneys56
16.0Banks60
16.0Car Rental Agencies62
16.0Hotels64
16.0Insurance Companies70
16.0Management Companies72
16.0Real Estate Agents Developments73
16.0Shipping Agents76
16.0Customs Brokers76
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