Burkina Faso

  • Location
  • Burkina Faso (146th)
  • Overview
  • Burkina Faso is a landlocked country located in western Africa. There are about 70 spoken languages but the two main ones are Mossi and French. French is the business language. In 2017, Burkina Faso ranked 146th in the Ease of Doing Business Index created by the World Bank (credit: http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings).
  • Population
  • 18,633,725
  • Why do business here
  • Mining industry through abundance of minerals
  • Legal and regulatory framework to ensure fair treatment of foreign investors
  • Exemptions on value added tax on certain equipment to incentivize foreign investors
  • Opportunity in the energy sector
  • Common entity types
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Public Limited Company
  • Branch Office

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