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Company Register 0% open


What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

The National Contracting Service - Central Planning Commission appears to be responsible for collecting company data. In fact, there is a "Public Consultation of Registered Companies" Search feature available on their website where one should be able to search entity information by using a company's name or RIF (Tax Information Registry) number. According to the submitter's comments, "data including company name, address, and unique identifier are available online in .HTML and .TXT format, but can not be downloaded. In some cases the registration of the companies is updated (what must be done annually or when there are changes in the articles of incorporation), but in other cases the information is outdated, incomplete. The information is in the public domain because there are no access barriers to obtain it, but the platform does not expose any declarations of public domain to inform the user. You have to scrape the information in order to get the data and use it." The submitter notes that the public consultation is one of the national government platforms that research journalists use the most to find information on state contracting companies. While the information is not available to download at once, the data are structured in a user-friendly way. However, I have been unable to verify this submission, as the website is not responding to any search queries. I have tried using different Venezuelan Company Names and RIF numbers (obtained through online searching) but every time, the search returns no results (note that it is not stated that no results were found, it simply does not produce any results). Perhaps it is a case of a glitch that will be resolved in the (near) future, but at the time being, I cannot obtain access to any data and therefore have no option but to mark the dataset as non-existent. I have also tried accessing Venezuela's revenue service, SENIAT (Servicio Nacional Integrado de Administración Aduanera y Tributaria - National Integrated Service for the Administration of Customs Duties and Taxes), looking for a company tax identification code (RIF) search option, but the website seems to be down.

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Mar 09 2017 11:04:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)



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