Congo flag Congo: Operating a Business in Congo

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
 

Business Directories

Financial Information Directories
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Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Congo Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 11.0 7.5
Time (days) 49.5 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Centres des Formalités administratives des Entreprises (CFE)
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Congo.

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