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Starting a business in Congo

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company (LLC/SARL)
Number of partners: Minimum one shareholder and one director. The director has to be resident in Congo since at least two years
Capital (max/min): XAF 1 million minimum capital
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Public Limited Company (PLC - SA)
Number of partners: Minimum one shareholder and one director. The director has to be resident in Congo since at least two years
Capital (max/min): XAF 10 million minimum capital divided into shares
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the extent of the shareholders' contributions
General Partnership (SNC)
Number of partners: At least two partners with no maximum.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required
Shareholders and liability: Partners have joint and unlimited liability
Limited Partnership (Société en Commandite Simple - SCS)
Number of partners: Minimum one with limited liability and one with unlimited liability
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
The Competent Organisation
Centres des Formalités administratives des Entreprises (CFE)
Company Directories
Chamber of Commerce of Brazzaville
 
Setting Up a Company Congo Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 11.0 7.5
Time (days) 49.5 21.3

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Congo.

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