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The Gateway to Investing in DRC

The National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI) promotes investment opportunities, improves the business climate, and supports investors deciding to establish or expand their economic activities in DRC.

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Why investing in DRC?

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an increasingly attractive investment destination. It is an emerging market with ever stronger macroeconomic indicators and a democratically elected government that is open for business.

  • One of the ten fastest growing economies in the world with GDP growth of 8.4% (
  • A stable inflation rate of just 0.730% (source INS) and honourable first-time ranking from Moody’s (B3)
  • Improved public finances. FDI of $2.9 billion in 2012 (22% of GDP)
  • 360 international businesses already active in the country including Freeport McMoran, Bollore, Nestle, Anglogold Ashanti.
  • Business-friendly environment: cutting red tape, SEZs, fiscal incentives for investors, strengthened governance systems
  • Unrivalled regional market access: the only country to belong to COMESA (19 countries) and CEEAC (10 countries). Will benefit from current COMESA project to harmonise trade laws and allow free movement of goods and people within the bloc
  • Strong business and legal system in place through the Organisation for the Harmonisation of African Business Law (OHADA)
  • Growing domestic market for consumer goods, currently developing regional value chains and industrial clusters in partnership with UNECA

Investment Incentives

The DRC government is committed to working with investors to deliver win-win partnerships which deliver both significant returns on investment and socio-economic benefits for the country.

  • Agricultural inputs imported exclusively for agricultural activities are exempt from duties and import taxes
  • Agricultural products are exempt from duties and export taxes
  • Developed and undeveloped areas used exclusively for farming are exempt from property taxes
  • All vehicles used exclusively for farming are exempt from tax
  • Access to joint services: power generation, water distribution network, cold storage network, storage facilities, fertiliser supply, etc.
  • Transparent and sustainable model: investment framework and value chains in accordance with highest international standards
  • Access to complementary funding from development banks, donors and foundations
  • Opportunities in arable and livestock farming

Legal Framework

Get familiar with the investment Code (cfr. Act No. 004/2002 of 21/02/2002)
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