Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast: Operating a Business in the Ivory Coast

Starting a business in the Ivory Coast

Legal Forms of Companies

Private Limited Company (SARL)
Number of partners: One minimum, with no maximum in the number of partners.
Capital (max/min): Minimum capital of XOF 1 million
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Public Limited Company (SA)
Number of partners: Minimum of 1 shareholder and 3 directors.
Capital (max/min): Minimum capital of XOF 10 million
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
General Partnership (SNC)
Number of partners: One minimum, with no maximum in the nomber of partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Liability is limited to the amount contributed.
Limited Partnership (SCS)
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners.
Two types of partners: silent partners and active partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Liability of active partners is unlimited. Liability of silent partners is limited to the amount contributed.

Business Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Ivory Coast Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 4.0 7.5
Time (days) 6.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Center for the Promotion of Investment in Côte d'Ivoire (CEPICI) (in French).
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to find out information on the procedures to start a business in Ivory Coast.

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