Congo, Rep.

Ease of Doing Business in

Congo, Rep.

This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for the Republic of Congo. The first section presents the Ease of Doing Business rank (out of 189 economies) and the distance to frontier (DTF)** measure, overall and by topic. The second section summarizes the key indicators for each topic benchmarked against regional averages.

Economy Overview

 
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 4,558,594
GNI Per Capita (US$) 2,680
City covered Brazzaville
Doing Business 2016 Rank Doing Business 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

Change in Rank
176 174 down -2

Doing Business 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Doing Business 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

41.88 41.48 down 0.40
Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

Starting a Business

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Starting a Business

The steps of launching a business are shown below. Included are: the number of procedures entrepreneurs can expect to go through to start up and formally operate an industrial or commercial business, as well as the time and cost to complete these procedures and the paid-in minimum capital requirement as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) per capita.

DB 2016 Rank 177 DB 2015 Rank
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DOING BUSINESS 2015 RANK

Last year's rankings are adjusted. They are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

169 Change in Rank down-8
DB 2016 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

60.63 DB 2015 DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

60.56 Change in DTF (% points)
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DISTANCE TO FRONTIER SCORE

The distance to frontier score shows how far on average an economy is at a point in time from the best performance achieved by any economy on each Doing Business indicator since 2005 or the third year in which data for the indicator were collected. The measure is normalized to range between 0 and 100, with 100 representing the frontier. Read more...

up0.07

Information on new business density and number of newly created firms with limited liability can be found at Entrepreneurship Database.

Indicator Congo, Rep. Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedures (number)
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Procedures (number)

The total number of procedures required to register a firm. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company founders with external parties (for example, government agencies, lawyers, auditors or notaries).

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11 8.0 4.7
Time (days)
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Time (days)

The total number of days required to register a firm. The measure captures the median duration that incorporation lawyers indicate is necessary to complete a procedure with minimum follow-up with government agencies and no extra payments.

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53.0 26.8 8.3
Cost (% of income per capita)
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Cost (% of income per capita)

Cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. It includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law.

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52.3 53.4 3.2
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)
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Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita)

The amount that the entrepreneur needs to deposit in a bank or with a notary before registration and up to 3 months following incorporation and is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita.

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78.8 45.1 9.6
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Deposit the legally required capital in a bank and obtain the deposit evidence. 1 day no charge
2 Draft and notarize the articles of association with the public notary 3 days XAF 300,000 notary fees + XAF 12,000 for stamps
3 Register articles of association with tax authorities 2 days no charge
4 Obtain extracts of criminal record of the company manager 1 day XAF 2,000
5 Register articles of association with the commercial registrar at the Clerk’s Office of the Court 1 day included in procedure 6
6 Register with the Centre des Formalités des Entreprises 14 days XAF 300,000
7 Register with the tax authorities 14 days included in procedure 6
8 Publish the notice of company formation in a legal journal 4 days XAF 50,000
* 9 Notify the Ministry of Labor (ONEMO) of the start of operations 2 days (simultaneous with procedure 8) no charge
* 10 Register with the Regional Direction of Labor 1 day (simultaneous with procedure 9) no charge
* 11 Register with the Social Security Authorities 14 days (simultaneous with procedure 10) no charge
  * Takes place simultaneously with another procedure.

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