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Investment framework and opportunities in Cameroon

Procedures Relative to Foreign Investment

Freedom of Establishment
In Cameroon, there is freedom of starting a trade.
Acquisition of Holdings
Foreign nationals can be 100% owners of a company.
Obligation to Declare
The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies in the country gives information on the authorizations necessary for implantation.

Nevertheless, the candidate has to satisfy, according to the circumstances, the following conditions :
- to be registered either with the Registry of Commerce or with the Communal Repertory ;
- to have made a declaration of existence ;
- to possess a professional trader's card ;
- to dispose of property and material installations when they are necessary ;
- to respect other professional obligations, especially in tax matters ;
- to obtain a prior authorization (for foreign nationals)

Competent Organisation For the Declaration
Cameroon Info
Government Portal
Requests For Specific Authorisations
For more information, click on Invest in the Franc Zone.

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Investment Opportunities

Investment Aid Agency
Cameroon Investment Promotion Agency – CIPA
Investments Promotion Agency - Cameroon
Tenders, Projects and Public Procurement
ARMP, Public Oversight Body - Cameroon
Tenders Info, Tenders in Cameroon
DgMarket, Tenders Worldwide
Other Useful Resources
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) a group of the World Bank, finances projects in a variety of sectors; agro-industries, tourism.
Afriland First Bank (formely Caisse Commune d'Epargne et d'Investissement)

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