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Central African Republic

Operating a Business

Setting Up a Company Central African Republic Sub-Saharan Africa
Procedures (number) 10.0 7.5
Time (days) 22.0 21.3

Source: Doing Business - Latest available data.

National Intellectual Property Organisation
Go to this page to access the contact of the National Service of Industrial Property in the Central African Republic.


Tax Rates

Consumption Tax Rate
19% (standard rate).
Reduced rate of 5% on wheat flour, milk, frozen fish and refined oils.
Exports and international transport services are zero-rated.
Essential goods, medical services, sales of gold and diamonds are exempt from VAT.
Other Consumption Taxes
Excise duties are levied on the following products: alcoholic beverages (25%), imported non-alcoholic beverages (10%), tobacco products (25%), perfume and cosmetics (25%), jewellery and precious stones (25%), frozen Pacific salmon (25%), liver, egg and milt fish (25%), caviar and foie gras (25%)
Company Tax
Withholding Taxes
Dividends: 15%; Interests: 15%; Royalties: 15%.