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Business Reforms in Mauritania

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

DB2018

Starting a Business: Mauritania made starting a business easier by combining multiple registration procedures.

Registering Property: Mauritania made registering property easier by increasing the transparency of the land registry.

Paying Taxes: Mauritania made paying taxes easier by allowing for quarterly filing and payment of social security (CNSS) contributions.

Trading across Borders: Mauritania made trading across border easier through a series of initiatives at the Port of Nouakchott, such as eliminating the requirement to weigh all import containers, investing in infrastructure, streamlining the movement of cargo and consolidating the payment of fees.

Enforcing Contracts: Mauritania made enforcing contracts easier by making judgements rendered at all levels in commercial cases available to the general public on the courts’ websites.

DB2017

Getting Credit: Mauritania improved access to credit information by providing banks and financial institutions with online access to the credit registry data.

Protecting Minority Investors: Mauritania strengthened minority investor protections by requiring prior external review of related-party transactions, by increasing director liability and by expanding shareholders' role in major transactions.

Paying Taxes: Mauritania made paying taxes easier by reducing the frequency of both tax filing and payment of social security contributions.

Trading across Borders: Mauritania made trading across borders easier by upgrading SYDONIA World electronic system, which reduced the time for preparation and submission of customs declarations for both exports and imports.

DB2016

Starting a Business: Mauritania made starting a business easier by eliminating the minimum capital requirement.

Getting Credit: Mauritania improved access to credit information by lowering the threshold for the minimum size of loans to be included in the credit registry’s database and by expanding borrower coverage.

Trading across Borders: Mauritania reduced the documentary and border compliance time for importing by eliminating the preimport declaration and value attestation and making the manifest electronic.

DB2015

Starting a Business: Mauritania made starting a business easier by creating a one-stop shop and eliminating the publication requirement and the fee to obtain a tax identification number.

Getting Credit: Mauritania improved its credit information system by lowering the minimum threshold for loans to be included in the registry’s database.

DB2014

Paying Taxes: Mauritania made paying taxes more costly for companies by introducing a new health insurance contribution for employers that is levied on gross salaries.

Trading across Borders: Mauritania made trading across borders easier by introducing a new riskbased inspection system with scanners.

DB2012

Dealing with Construction Permits: Mauritania made dealing with construction permits easier by opening a one-stop shop.

DB2009

Starting a Business: Mauritania simplified the business registration process, reducing the time, cost and number of procedures to start a business.

Dealing with Construction Permits: Mauritania introduced its first building code, which simplifies the requirements for small construction projects and lays the groundwork for a one-stop shop for building permits.

DB2008

Starting a Business: Mauritania made starting a business less costly by reducing the registration fees.

Enforcing Contracts: Mauritania made enforcing contracts easier by hiring additional judges and updating the way in which commercial courts function.