Democratic Republic of Congo flag Democratic Republic of Congo: Operating a Business in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Starting a business in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company (LLC/SARL)
Number of partners: minimum one shareholder and one director, which may not be resident in the country
Capital (max/min): no minimum share capital
Shareholders and liability: liability is limited to the shares
Public Limited Company (SA)
Number of partners: minimum three shareholders and three directors, of any nationality
Capital (max/min): XAF 10 million (and XAF 100 million for companies who make public offerings)
Shareholders and liability: liability is limited to the extent of the shareholders contributions
Simplified Joint Stock Company (SAS)
Number of partners: minimum one shareholder and director, of any nationality.
Capital (max/min): XAF 10 million
Shareholders and liability: liability is limited to the shares
Société en Commandite Simple (SCS)
Number of partners: minimum one with limited liability and one with unlimited liability
Capital (max/min): no minimum share capital
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 Setup Procedures

Setting Up a Company Democratic Republic of Congo Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 4.0 7.5
Time (days) 7.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

 
The Competent Organisation
Trade Register (RCCM)
For Further Information
Consult Doing Business Website, to know about procedures to start a Business in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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