The Republic of the Congo guarantees the legal right and freedom of private business to:
- Import or export raw materials or products, equipment and materials necessary for economic activity;
- Define their own production, commercial and hiring polities; and,
- Select suppliers and customers and set prices.
Given these guarantees, the Republic of the Congo is certainly one of the most progressive and open economies in the Central African region to encourage and promote foreign private business development. At present, the oil, timber and commerce sectors are either operated or controlled by foreign investors.