The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) is a rich country endowed with of natural resources. The country has large population size of over 75 million with an open trading system that provide significant potential opportunities for U.S. investors and other interested countries.
The DRC was also ranked 164 out of 178 countries on the 2010 Heritage Foundation’s Economic Freedom Index.
Underdeveloped infrastructure, inadequate contract enforcement, limited access to credit, continued insecurity in the eastern part of the DRC, lack of adequate property rights protection, and high levels of both bureaucracy and corruption continue to constrain private sector development. Corruption and mismanagement have driven much activity into the informal sector.
There are significant investment opportunities in infrastructure development and raw materials extraction, Ports, river transport, railways, roads, airfields, electricity generation and distribution,
Construction, mining, timber and agriculture
National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI)
ANAPI is responsible for receiving the investment projects be approved within the framework of the investment Code and the investment projects governed by particular laws, to analyze them and to decide about the approval of those which are the concern of Investment Code or to issue its technical advice on the others and on the other hand, to ensure the promotion of investments within the country and abroad.
Investment Climate in DR. Congo has been summarized to include the following
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