Companies Office Of Jamaica’s Online Platform, Electronic Business Registration Form, Expanding To Offer Registration Of Companies From Anywhere In The World
The Companies Office of Jamaica’s (COJ) online platform, Electronic Business Registration Form (eBRF), will be expanding its services to offer persons the opportunity to register their businesses and companies from anywhere in the world, by the end of the year.
The eBRF, which was launched last year, currently facilitates persons registering the names of their business or company.
Speaking at the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference on June 18, at the Jamaica Conference Centre, the COJ’s Public Relations Officer, Kawain Fearon, said the new venture is part of the organisation’s aim to improve access to their services.
The eBRF provides another contact point for customers to engage and facilitates a business and customer-friendly environment.
By enabling customers to conduct their business online, COJ will be able to improve efficiency and ability to cater to the needs of customers, he added.
According to Mr. Fearon, the COJ is anticipating an improvement in the Doing Business Report published by the World Bank, as a result of the launch of the online platform.
Jamaica is currently ranked sixth on the Ease of Starting a Business index.
The expanded services of the online platform are a part of the Government’s transformation efforts.
The expansion of services on the eBRF will include facilitating online payments of the fees associated with registering a company or business.
Along with the ability to pay all fees using a credit or debit card online, persons will have the option to have their physical documents delivered by courier or they can come into one of COJ’s offices to receive them, Mr. Fearon said.