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Starting a business in Cameroon

Legal Forms of Companies

Private Limited Company
Number of partners: At least one partner with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): XAF 100,000 minimum
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the extent of the shareholders' contributions
Public Limited Company
Number of partners: At least one partner with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): XAF 10 million minimum capital divided into shares
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: At least two partners with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Limited partners who do not participate in management have limited liability. However, general partners or managing partners have joint and unlimited liability

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Cameroon Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 6.0 7.5
Time (days) 13.5 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
The Registration and Stamp Duty Office of the Department of Taxation is the competent organization.
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Cameroon.

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