Barbados has established a robust regulatory framework for its business sector. Clear and effective legislation provides stringent guidelines for good governance which are in turn enforced by regulators in each sector.

Adherence to international best practice standards is a hallmark of the Barbados value proposition   The country has a well developed legal system based on English common law. Property rights and intellectual property are well protected and an independent judiciary ensures the impartial resolution of disputes.

Auditing and reporting meet international standards, ensuring confidence in business activities. Barbados also enjoys a long tradition of transparency and inter-governmental cooperation on information exchange matters.

The main regulators are the Central Bank of Barbados, the Financial Services Commission, and the International Business Unit.