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Ease of Doing Business in

Niger

Niger Download Profile (1727.4KB, pdf)
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Low income
Population 19,899,120
GNI Per Capita (US$) 390
City covered Niamey

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 150 158 up
8
49.57 47.07 down
2.50
Starting a Business 88 132 up
44
86.16 77.62 up
8.54
Dealing with Construction Permits 179 178 down
1
46.40 47.03 down
0.63
Getting Electricity 166 169 up
3
43.54 40.89 up
2.65
Registering Property 125 125
-
52.98 52.99 down
0.01
Getting Credit 139 134 down
5
30.00 30.00
-
Protecting Minority Investors 145 157 up
12
40.00 38.33 up
1.67
Paying Taxes 165 164 down
1
50.19 50.19
-
Trading across Borders 132 148 up
16
60.48 55.74 up
4.74
Enforcing Contracts 150 159 up
9
45.55 41.85 up
3.70
Resolving Insolvency 105 123 up
18
40.36 36.01 up
4.35

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

DB 2017 Rank: 88

DB 2016 Rank: 132

Change in Rank: up44

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 86.16

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 77.62

Change in DTF (% points): up8.54

Standardized Company
Legal form: Sociétés à Responsabilité Limitée (Limited liability company)
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: XOF 100,000
City: Niamey
Indicator Niger Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 4.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 10.0 27.3 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 32.4 54.0 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 4.0 7.9 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 10.0 27.5 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 32.4 54.1 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 48.0 33.1 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Deposit the initial capital in a bank and obtain a receipt

    Agency: Bank

    Under Article 313 of the Uniform Act (the company law of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa), founders are required to deposit the start up capital in a bank or with a notary.
    1 day No charge
    2

    Register company statutes

    Agency: Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI)

    A limited liability company’s deed has approximately six sheets (if it is completed on both sides); at least four originals are needed (for the notary public, for the services of the recording, for the clerk's office, and for the interested party).

    Since May 2016, this procedure is done at no cost at the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI).
    1 day No charge
    3

    File documents with the RCCM and Register with the tax authorities representatives, the social security and the labor agency at the CFE

    Agency: One stop shop (CFE)

    Applicants file the documents with the Commercial Registry at the Greffe du Tribunal (RCCM) which has a representative at the CFE. At the same time, the company registers for taxes to obtain the identification number (NIF), register for social security (CNSS) and register with the employment agency (ANPE).
    The fees are the following:
    - FCFA 2,000 for the CNSS
    - FCFA 2,000 for the ANPE
    - FCFA 2,000 to obtain the NIF
    - FCFA 1,500 for the fiscal stamp required to obtain the NIF
    - FCFA 10,000 for the RCCM

    In 1 week to 10 days approximately, the entrepreneur will be registered with all the agencies and obtain the NIF number.
    7 days XOF 17,500
    4

    Publish the company formation notice

    Agency: Journal d'annonces légales de la Chambre de Commerce

    Within 15 days of registering the company, the company should publish a notice in the Journal d'annonces légales de la Chambre de Commerce. A certificate is issued at the time of the receipt of the text and is published a month later.
    1 day XOF 50,000