The commissioned report, “Creating Value: the BVI’s Global Contribution”, found that the British Virgin Islands supports jobs, prosperity, and government revenues worldwide through trade and the facilitation of cross-border business. The investment mediated by the BVI as an international business and finance centre supports approximately 2.2 million jobs worldwide, with China and Hong Kong accounting for nearly two-fifths, and one-fifth in Europe. In terms of trade, the BVI supports 12,000 jobs in the US alone.
Analysis in the report reveals that the economic activity and incomes generated by 2.2 million jobs worldwide contributes over US$15 billion annually to government coffers worldwide. The scale of the BVI’s global contribution to investment and jobs sheds new light on the debate on its impact on the tax receipts of other nations. The BVI, through its ability to enable substantive trade and investment, plays a key role in global economic growth throughout the world.