I. Congo Brazzaville, a corridor at the heart of Central Africa
The Congo serves as an access route for the countries of Central Africa, such as the Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon and Gabon;
The autonomous deep-water port of Pointe Noire has been developed, the Congo Ocean railway is being rehabilitated and traffic on the Congo-Oubangui River has been improved. and improved traffic on the Congo-Oubangui river are all assets that will enable the country to play its role as a transit country. enable the country to play its role as a transit country. opportunities for investors.
The autonomous port of Pointe-Noire has the greatest potential in the southern Gulf of Guinea. imports of manufactured goods and exports of the main products of the Congolese economy. Congolese economy.
The Congo has a major network of river communication routes: The Congo basin is navigable all year round.
In addition to these national roads, there are sub-regional integration roads linking the Congo to Cameroon, Gabon and Angola: the Ketta-Sembé-Souanké-Ntam road Cameroon, Gabon and Angola: the Ketta-Sembé-Souanké-Ntam road; the Obouya-Boudji-Okoyo-Lékony road; the Pointe Noire-Ndzassi-Angola border road.
- II. An abundance of natural resources
6 billion barrels of crude oil reserves ;
130 billion in potash reserves ;
Other reserves: iron, tin, uranium, phosphate, limestone, zinc, lead, copper, manganese, gold, silver, diamonds, bituminous sandstones, geometrical sandstones, etc.
Very high energy potential estimated at 14000MW in hydroelectricity;
Enormous potential for animal and plant production
Ten (10) million hectares of Arab land and diversified fisheries resources;
Immense natural forests of 22.5 million hectares covering 65% of the national territory;
Abundant and diverse flora and fauna;
Significant potential for ecotourism, with savannahs, mountains, plateaux, caves, lakes, etc.
- III. Access to a market of over 174 million consumers
Investing in Congo Brazzaville means benefiting from :
- of the Congo's domestic market ;
- of the CEMAC and CEAC markets;
- Brazzaville and Kinshasa, separated by the Congo River, are the world's closest capitals in the world. This geographical proximity potentially gives Congo access to a market of 77.3 million consumers in the DRC.
- IV. A non-discriminatory legal and regulatory framework
- Entrepreneurial freedom is guaranteed by the Constitution and the Investment Charter;
- Any natural or legal person, regardless of nationality, is free to :
- undertake an agricultural, mining, industrial, forestry, handicraft, commercial or service activity on the territory of the Republic of Congo, in compliance with the laws and regulations of the Republic industrial, forestry, handicraft, commercial or service activity in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic;
- import or export raw materials or consumables, semi-finished products capital goods, equipment and tools required for economic activities;
- determine the production policy and implement the related recruitment and marketing policy;
- choosing customers and suppliers and setting prices ;
- Congo guarantees property rights to land, buildings, securities and intellectual property;
- the existence of appeal procedures or treaties with arbitration centres;
- the existence of tax treaties between the Congo and other countries;
- the existence of sub-regional conventions for the protection and settlement of investment disputes;
- the existence of bilateral and multilateral investment protection agreements.
- V. Tax incentives
1) Preferred plans
National and foreign companies can benefit from the advantages of the Investment Charter under three (3) schemes :
- Scheme G: Support scheme for large companies making an investment of 100 million CFA francs or more ;
- Regime S: promotional regime for small and medium-sized enterprises with an investment of at least 30 million CFA francs and less than 100 million CFA francs.
- Preferential development zone regime
There are four (4) incentives: export incentives, incentives for reinvesting profits, establishment in landlocked areas, and social and cultural investment.
- a. Export incentives
- b. Incentives to reinvest profits
- c. Incentives to locate in isolated areas
- d. Incentives for social and cultural investment
- VI. Special economic zones
The Congo has four (4) special economic zones:
1. The Oyo/Ollombo special economic zone covering an area of 760,318 hectares.
The activities in this zone areProduction of food and cash crops; Livestock farming; Processing of agricultural products (edible categories); Processing of agricultural products (non-edible categories); Forestry; Fish farming; Commercial services; Tourism, Research, Financial services.
2. The Pointe-Noire special economic zone covering an area of 3150 hectares.
The activities selected are: refined petroleum products; metals and engineering; chemicals; the food and drink industry; non-metallic mineral products; wood and wood-based products; paper and paper products; the production of plastic products and glass; etc.3. Ouesso Special Economic Zone covering an area of 64,520 hectares.
The activities selected are the industrial processing of wood into sawn timber and veneer, furniture production and property construction; the development of coffee and cocoa crops and the creation of agro-industry through the processing of these crops; the cultivation of the palm tree sector: research and financial services
4. Brazzaville special economic zone which covers an area of 164,100 hectares.
The activities selected areprocessing palm oil into edible oil and soap; horticulture (flowers, fruit and vegetables) (flowers, fruit and vegetables); building materials (cement, aggregates, bricks and tiles) ; logistics (transport, packaging, storage, etc.); renewable energies, with the production of production of bioethanol from cane sugar and biodiesel from palm oil; etc.
- VII. Continuous improvement in the business climate
With a view to continually improving the business environment, the Congolese government set up an inter-ministerial committee to improve the business climate in 2017. This is the body responsible for implementing the government's policy on improving the business climate in the Congo
This committee is responsible for :
- analyse and propose administrative and legal measures to improve the business climate ;
- promote and support all initiatives aimed at improving the business climate ;
- ensure coordination of all actions taken by ministries to improve the business climate ;
- ensure that all measures likely to improve the business climate are properly implemented ;
- challenge and constrain structures that do not apply measures to improve the business climate;
- improving the Congo's position in international rankings of good business practice.
The committee met for the first time on 13 February 2018.
In recent years, the Congolese government has passed a number of laws aimed at improving the business climate. One of these is the law on the domiciliation of companies at the personal address of their directors. From now on from now on, any sole proprietorship or limited liability company may use the domicile of its director, with a precise geographical address, as its place of business or registered office. of its director, with a precise geographical address, declared to the Congolese agency for the creation of companies at the time of the articles of association are amended.
The Congolese government has also introduced electronic signatures at the Congolese agency for business creation. This agency now centralises the formalities for setting up, amending and cancelling companies.
- II. An abundance of natural resources