They are different forms /entities that a foreigner can register in order to start trading in the democratic republic of Congo. The forms of doing business available in the DRC are mainly the following provided for by the OHADA Uniform Act on Commercial Companies and Economic Interest Groupings:

  • public limited company
  • simplified limited lability company
  • private limited liability company (“SARL”)
  • general partnership (SNC)
  • limited partnership (SCS)
  • joint venture
  • de facto partnership
  • economic interest grouping ( GIE)
  • registered branch of a foreign company; and
  • representation or liaison office.


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