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Welcome to
The Cayman Islands!

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory located in the Caribbean. Our main industries include Financial Services, Tourism, Real Estate and Development, the Special Economic Zone and our latest industry Medical Tourism.

The Department of Commerce & Investment (DCI) is central in providing the necessary framework conducive to a successful business environment through our Licensing, Regulatory and Enforcement functions.

DCI provides business licensing services to specified sectors, ensuring compliance of licenced businesses with local commerce legislation and local and international standards. This includes administration and issuance of Trade & Business Licences, Local Company (Control) Licences, Tobacco Permits, Liquor Licences, Public Film Exhibition Premises Licences, and Special Economic Zone Company Licences.

For more information on the economic climate and the business community you can visit the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce website at:

Further details on establising financial entities and investment vehicles is also available on the website of the Cayman Islands General Registry:

Welcome to <br>The Cayman Islands!

Doing Business

Meet the DCI Team

News & Updates

The Department of Commerce & Investment is responsible for the administration and execution of processes for a number of key licensing and enforcement functions. We strive to provide our clients with excellent customer service and quality assistance in all areas of the department’s responsibility. Below you will find the latest information regarding a number of hot topics and issues we are engaged in.

If you would like to share your comments or feedback on any topic of interest, please email us at:


Public Invited to Take Surveys on Sunday Trading, Daylight Savings Time

Government invites the public to participate in a survey on Sunday Trading, and also a survey on Daylight Savings Time. Both surveys are available in hard copy, at the Trade and Business counter in...


PRESS RELEASE: Should Cayman Adopt Daylight Savings Time?

The Cayman Islands Government is considering whether it would be beneficial to adopt Daylight Savings Time (DST) – the practice of adjusting clocks one hour forward during the longer summer m...

Surveys & Polls

Introduction of Daylight Savings Time in the Cayman Islands

Consulation Paper & Survey - Monday, 15 September 2014