Laws & Regulations

Laws & Regulations Implemented by the Ministry

Statutes

Business Registration Act [18/2014] - English | Dhivehi
Business Registration 1st Amendment Act [20/2019] - Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Business Registration [2014/R-168] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Business Activity Registration: Sale of Fruits, Vegetables & Other Food Items [2020/R-81] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Business Activity Registration: Expatriate Accommodation Services [2020/R-103] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Business Activity Registration: Freight Forwarding Services [2020/R-115] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Companies Act [Consolidated- up to 4th Amendment] - Dhivehi
Companies Act [Consolidated up to 3rd Amendment] [10/96] - English | Dhivehi
Companies 4th Amendment Act [14/2018] - Dhivehi

Regulations

General Regulation of Companies - Dhivehi
General Regulation of Companies, 1st Amendment [2011/R-39] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Dissolution of Companies by Registrar [2019/R-1034] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Dissolution of Companies by Registrar, 1st Amendment [2021/R-47] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Partnerships Act [13/2011] - Dhivehi
Partnerships 1st Amendment Act [2/2016] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Cooperative Societies Act [3/2007] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Sole Proprietorships Act [19/2014] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Small & Medium Enterprises Act [Consolidated] - Dhivehi
Small & Medium Enterprises Act [6/2013] - Dhivehi
Small & Medium Enterprises 1st Amendment Act [17/2021] - Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Small & Medium Enterprises [2016/R-3] - Dhivehi
Rules of Procedure of the SME Council [2014/R-285] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Foreign Investments Act [Consolidated] - Dhivehi
Foreign Investments Act [25-79] - Dhivehi
Foreign Investments 1st Amendment Act [2-89] - Dhivehi

Other

Foreign Direct Investment Policy [11Feb2020] - English
Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 1st Amendment [13Jun2021] - English
Foreign Direct Investment Policy, 2nd Amendment [15Jun2021] - English

Statutes

Special Economic Zones Act [24-2014] - Dhivehi | English

Regulations

Rules of Procedure of the Board of Investments [2015/R-117] - Dhivehi

Other

Presidential Decree on Entry into Force of Certain Provisions of the Act [2014/2] - Dhivehi
Presidential Decree on Minimum Investment Threshold [2014/3] - Dhivehi
Presidential Decree on Minimum Investment Threshold [2015/3] - Dhivehi
Presidential Decree on Minimum Investment Threshold [2016/2] - Dhivehi
Presidential Decree on Minimum Investment Threshold [2018/1] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Export Import Act [31/79] - Dhivehi
Export Import 1st Amendment Act [33/79] - Dhivehi
Export Import 2nd Amendment Act [18/83] - Dhivehi
Export Import 3rd Amendment Act [15/85] - Dhivehi
Export Import 4th Amendment Act [9/89] - Dhivehi
Export Import 5th Amendment Act [1/94] - Dhivehi
Export Import 6th Amendment Act [5/94] - Dhivehi
Export Import 7th Amendment Act [5/96] - Dhivehi
Export Import 8th Amendment Act [1/2000] - Dhivehi
Export Import 9th Amendment Act [11/2011] - Dhivehi
Export Import 10th Amendment Act [11/2014] - Dhivehi
Export Import 11th Amendment Act [43/2014] - Dhivehi
Export Import 12th Amendment Act [7/2015] - Dhivehi
Export Import 13th Amendment Act [2/2017] - Dhivehi
Export Import 14th Amendment Act [5/2017] - Dhivehi
Export Import 15th Amendment Act [11/2018] - Dhivehi
Export Import 16th Amendment Act [16/2018] - Dhivehi
Export Import 17th Amendment Act [7-2020] - Dhivehi
Export Import 18th Amendment Act [29/2020] - Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Export, Import & Re-Export [2012/R-34] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Export, Import & Re-Export, 1st Amendment [2015/R-116] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Export, Import & Re-Export, 2nd Amendment [2016/R-4] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Export, Import & Re-Export, 3rd Amendment [2019/R-1012] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Export, Import & Re-Export, 4th Amendment [2021/R-32] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Halal Certification [2013/R-1651] - Dhivehi

Other

Presidential Decree on Import Prohibited Single Use Plastics [2020/8] - Dhivehi
Presidential Decree on Import Prohibited Single Use Plastics [2021/3] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Employment Act [Consolidated] - Dhivehi
Employment Act [2/2008] - English | Dhivehi
Employment 1st Amendment Act [14/2008] - Dhivehi
Employment 2nd Amendment Act [12/2010] - Dhivehi
Employment 3rd Amendment Act [3/2014] - Dhivehi
Employment 4th Amendment Act [14/2015] - Dhivehi
Employment 5th Amendment Act [22/2016] - Dhivehi
Income Tax Act [25/2019] - English | Dhivehi
Employment 6th Amendment Act [22/2020] - Dhivehi

Regulations

General Regulation on Employment [2021/R-63] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employees’ Accommodation Standards [2021/R-15] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment [2021/R-16] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Service Charge [2021/R-41] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016 [2016/R-21] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016, 1st Amendment [2016/R-48] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016, 2nd Amendment [2017/R-53] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016, 3rd Amendment [2017/R-97] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016, 4th Amendment [2018/R59] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Agencies 2016, 5th Amendment [2018/R-139] - Dhivehi
Regulation on Employment Disputes Resolution [2011/R-12] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Copyrights & Related Rights Act [23/2010] - English | Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Copyrights Registration [2011/R-16] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Consumer Protection Act [12/2020] - Dhivehi

Other

Price Control: Staples (Rice, Sugar, Flour) [9 Mar 2021] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Competition Act [11/2020] - Dhivehi

Regulations Implemented by the Ministry by virtue of other Statutes

Statutes

Prohibited Items Act [4/75] - Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Alcoholic & Pork Products [2011/R-49] - Dhivehi

Statutes

Decentralization Act [Consolidated- LGA] - Dhivehi
Decentralization Act [7/2010] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 1st Amendment Act [21/2010] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 2nd Amendment Act [2/2011] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 3rd Amendment Act [15/2015] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 4th Amendment Act [17/2015] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 5th Amendment Act [21/2015] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 6th Amendment Act [40/2015] - Dhivehi
Local Council Elections 4th Amendment Act [1/2017] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 7th Amendment Act [3/2017] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 8th Amendment Act [24/2019] - Dhivehi
Decentralization 9th Amendment Act [31/2020] - Dhivehi

Regulations

Regulation on Local Authority Companies [2021/R-49] - Dhivehi

Repealed Laws

Consumer Protection Act [1/96] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Partnerships Act [9/96] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Foreigners’ Conduct of Business Act [4/79] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Foreigners’ Conduct of Business 1st Amendment Act [17/83] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Sale of Imported Goods, Tea Hotels & Canteens Act [60/78] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Consumer Protection [2011/R-26] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Metrology [2016/R-13] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016 [2016/R-98] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016, 1st Amendment [2017/R-33] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016, 2nd Amendment [2017/R-52] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016, 3rd Amendment [2017/R-96] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016, 4th Amendment [2018/R60] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Enforcement of Wages Non-Compliance 2016, 5th Amendment [2018/R-140] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment [2011/R-22] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment- 1st Amendment [2015/R-1] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment- 2nd Amendment [2015/R-187] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment- 3rd Amendment [2016/R-14] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment [2020/R-62] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Expatriate Employment- 1st Amendment [2020/R-66] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Sale of Imported Goods- 1st Amendment [2015/R-113] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Sale of Imported Goods- 2nd Amendment [2015/R-227] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Sale of Imported Goods- 3rd Amendment [2018/R-28] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Sale of Imported Goods- 4th Amendment [2018/R-128] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Sale of Imported Goods- 5th Amendment [2018/R-138] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Tea Hotels & Restaurants- 1st Amendment [2015/R-114] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Tea Hotels & Restaurants- 2nd Amendment [2018/R-30] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Tea Hotels & Restaurants- 3rd Amendment [2018/R-136] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Canteens- 1st Amendment [2015/R-115] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Canteens- 2nd Amendment [2018/R-29] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Canteens- 3rd Amendment [2018/R-137] (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Business Names (Repealed) - Dhivehi
Regulation on Miscellaneous Registrations (Repealed) - Dhivehi