Congo flag Congo: Investing in Congo

Investment framework and opportunities in Congo

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
Foreign private entities have the right to establish and own business enterprises and engage in all forms of remunerative activity in the Republic of the Congo. In fact, the country’s laws do not discriminate against foreign investors, which are treated the same way as domestic entities.
The only sector-specific restriction concerns the petroleum sector, requiring that foreign businesses form a joint venture with the Congolese National Petroleum Company (SNPC).
Acquisition of Holdings
In the Republic of the Congo there are no general limits on foreign ownership or control.
Obligation to Declare
The so-called “Centre de Formalité des Entreprises (CFE)” – formally a one-stop shop” for establishing a business in the Republic of the Congo - has offices in Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, N’kayi, Ouesso, and Dolisie. In order to start an activity in Congo, investors must provide CFE with two copies of the company by-laws, two copies of capitalization documents, a copy of the company’s investment strategy, company-approved financial statements (when available), and ownership documents or lease agreements for the company’s offices in the Republic of the Congo.
Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Centre de Formalité des Entreprises (CFE)
Requests For Specific Authorisations
The Republic of the Congo does not have an investment screening mechanism for inbound foreign investment.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
National Agency for the Promotion of Investment (ANAPI) (in French)
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
Global Tenders Congo
Africa Gateway Congo
Other Useful Resources
Investment Climate in Congo - Fortune of Africa

Find out more about Investment Service Providers in Congo on GlobalTrade.net, the Directory for International Trade Service Providers.

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