The UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Key Principles of a Business Registry provides a reference tool for policymakers, registrars and experts involved in business registries reform on the features of an effective and efficient business registry and the minimum necessary requirements for a business to register. The Guide is based on the view that businesses of all sizes, and in particular micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) benefit from streamlined and simplified registration procedures as they reduce the registration burden, and often the cost, for the business. 1. Objectives of a business registry -- 2. Establishment and functions of the business registry -- 3. Operation of the business registry -- 4. Registration of a business -- 5. Post-registration -- 6. Accessibility and information-sharing -- 7. Fees -- 8. Liability and sanctions -- 9. Deregistration -- 10. Preservation of records -- 11. Underlying legal reforms.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Annexes (p. 103-118): 1. Recommendations -- 2. Decision of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Available also online (viewed 21 Aug. 2019).