Pacific Islands

A number of the Pacific Islands have a fully centralized, fully electronic registry, which operates on a notice filing system.  An important goal of the reforms was to promote increased investor and creditor confidence  by having greater uniformity across the Pacific jurisdictions

More information is available in this report by the Asian Development Bank

Federated States of Micronesia 

The Federated States of Micronesia enacted the Secured Transactions Act 2006:

Click here to view an English version of the 2006 Act (PDF)

Further Reading:

The Republic of the Marshall Islands enacted the Secured Transactions Act 2007: Online filing system.

Tonga enacted the Personal Property Security Act 2010: Online filing system.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu enacted the Personal Property Securities Act 2008:  

Click here to view the 2008 Act – available both in French and English

Click here to view the Online filing system.

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands enacted the Secured Transactions Act 2008:

Click here to view an English version of the 2008 Act (PDF)

Click Here to View the Online filing system.

Further Reading:

Palau

Palau enacted the Secured Transactions Act 2012:

Click here to view an English version of the 2012 Secure Transactions Regulations (PDF)

Click here to view the Online filing system.

Further Reading:

Last Checked August 2020

If you have any questions or would like to suggest an update please email magda.raczynska@ucl.ac.uk