Company register

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A company register is a register of organizations in the jurisdiction they operate under.[1]

A statistical business register has a different purpose than a company register. While a commercial/trade register serves a purpose of protection, accountability and control, a statistical register plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statistics office.[2]

Company registers in the world[edit]

Each country's company register has different registrar types, contents, purpose, and public availability.

Registrar[edit]

A registrar is a public authority responsible for managing the registry of companies. A companies registry can be managed by courts (Germany, Austria, Hungary), government offices (United Kingdom, Ukraine), or chambers of commerce (Italy).

Openness[edit]

According to ratings published by the website OpenCorporates, Denmark and United Kingdom are the leaders with regard to openness of information available in a company's register.[3] Registries/registrars in these countries are named, correspondingly, Central Business Register and Companies House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Bank (24 October 2014). Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency. World Bank Publications. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-4648-0352-9.
  2. ^ Ritzen, Jean. "Statistical Business Register: Content, place and role in Economic Statistics" (PDF). Statistics Netherlands.
  3. ^ "Open Company Data Index". registries.opencorporates.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28.