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Ease of Doing Business in

Mauritania

Mauritania Download Profile (1703.1KB, pdf)
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 4,067,564
GNI Per Capita (US$) 1,200
City covered Nouakchott

190

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 160 165 up
5
47.21 45.58 down
1.63
Starting a Business 80 73 down
7
86.87 86.87
-
Dealing with Construction Permits 118 114 down
4
65.17 65.17
-
Getting Electricity 146 147 up
1
52.98 52.69 up
0.29
Registering Property 102 102
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59.97 59.98 down
0.01
Getting Credit 157 163 up
6
25.00 20.00 up
5.00
Protecting Minority Investors 123 162 up
39
45.00 36.67 up
8.33
Paying Taxes 188 189 up
1
19.69 18.03 up
1.66
Trading across Borders 137 139 up
2
58.82 57.81 up
1.01
Enforcing Contracts 83 82 down
1
58.58 58.58
-
Resolving Insolvency 169 169
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0.00 0.00
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Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 80

DB 2016 Rank: 73

Change in Rank: down7

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 86.87

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 86.87

Change in DTF (% points): 0.00

Standardized Company
Legal form: Société à Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) - Limited Liability Company
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: MRO 0
City: Nouakchott
Indicator Mauritania Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 7.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 8.0 27.3 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 19.4 54.0 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 7.0 7.9 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 8.0 27.5 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 19.4 54.1 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 33.1 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Submit the company’s deed and articles of association to the notary

    Agency: Notary

    The law in Mauritania does not require the notarization of the statutes for limited liabilities companies. However, the Commercial Court has always required this document to be notarized. The notarization fee is based on a scale by company capital:

    Fee schedule for depositing incorporation documents:
    • MRO 1–2 million capital: 2%.
    • MRO 2–3 million capital: 1.5%.
    • MRO 3–7 million capital: 1%.
    1 day 2% of capital up to MRO 1,000,000 + 1.5% of capital from MRO 1,000,001 to MRO 3,000,000 + 1% of capital from MRO 3,000,001 to MRO 7,000,000.
    2

    Open a bank account in the name of the company

    Agency: Bank

    A company must have a bank account in order to register at the Guichet Unique.
    1 day No charge
    3

    File the company statutes with the "Direction des Domaines"

    Agency: Guichet Unique

    The "Direction des Domaines" records the registration number, the date, and the denomination of this legal act. A specimen of the act is preserved indefinitely, in theory.

    The fee schedule for registering the statutes is 0.25% of the capital plus MRO 200 per page for the stamps.
    1 day 0.25 % of capital
    4

    Register with the Commercial Registry (Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce)

    Agency: Guichet Unique

    Business founders can register with the Commercial Registry (Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce) and the National Social Security Fund (Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale) at the Commercial Registry.
    2 days MRO 5,000
    5

    Register with the Tax Department (Direction Générale des Impots) and obtain a tax identification number

    Agency: Guichet Unique

    Registration with the Tax Department (Direction Générale des Impots) and obtaining a tax identification number can be done in 1 day at the Tax Department.
    1 day no charge
    6

    Notify the Labor Inspector of business commencement

    Agency: Guichet Unique

    The company sends a letter to the Labor Inspector as a notification of the commencement of business operations.
    1 day no charge
    7

    Register with the National Social Security Fund (Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale)

    Agency: Guichet Unique

    Business founders must register with the National Social Security Fund (Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale) at the One Stop Shop.
    1 day no charge