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Public Management - Yesterday, Togo’s minister of foreign affairs, Robert Dussey, went to Mali for an official visit. There, he met the country’s top officials, including the...
Politics - With 9 other African presidents, Togo’s leader Faure Gnassingbé called for a greater financial mobilization for projects carried out by the International...
Economy - In July 2020, the overall performance of commercial services in Togo grew by 8.8%, driven by sales and business operations.  Right behind the...
Economic governance - A successful entrepreneur and one of the key economic players in Togo, Ghislain Awaga intends this quarter to venture into the private equity...
Agriculture - The new soybean commercialization campaign was just launched and it will close in July 2021.  In the previous season, soy exports generated nearly...
Education - In Togo, the 2020-2021 academic year will resume in two stages. The first - the administrative and pedagogic resumption - will cover the week from...
Agriculture - On the world food day, the FAO inaugurated an exhibition hall in Lomé to display fresh agricultural products. Located near the headquarters of the...
Public Management - Last Friday, Togolese PM, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbé met with the IMF's resident representative, Sampawendé Jules Tapsoba. The two discussed the government's...
Health - Last Tuesday, the World Bank approved a $12 billion aid plan to enable developing countries to purchase and distribute potential COVID-19...
Economic governance - Instructed by president Faure Gnassingbé, a performance contract was signed by 33 ministers of the Dogbe government, to achieve goals set under the new...
Finance - After recording a good performance last quarter, Togo announced it will seek CFA25 billion on the regional financial market next October, 23rd.  The...
Agriculture - The partial restriction on imports of frozen chicken is a boon to local poultry sales. This was revealed by the former minister of agriculture, Noel...
Economic governance - In Togo, friends and relatives are the main financial backers of entrepreneurs, slightly behind banks often hesitant to finance them.  According to...
Economic governance - Covid-19 should seriously stymie remittances to Africa, causing a shortcoming of $18 billion according to the UN Economic Commission for Africa...
Social - The unique social regime project is back on the government’s table. This is a project which is aimed at facilitating social inclusion throughout the...
Agriculture - Togo’s annual poultry output should triple to 60,000 t by the end of 2023 and that of eggs should reach 250 million units, against around 188 million now....
Transport - New directives have been introduced at the airport of Lomé (AIGE) to loosen the noose, a little, regarding Covid-19 screening.  Indeed, starting...
Agriculture - Despite the pandemic and the pressure it put on Togo’s economic sectors, the country’s cereal production is faring well. Indeed, for the 2019-2020...
Mining - To maximize tax revenues generated by mining in Togo, the Togolese Revenue Authority (OTR) intends to level up the skills of its agents in terms of...
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REFORMS OVERVIEW

 

 

 

 

STARTING A BUSINESS (more info)

At the fifteenth position, worldwide, and first in Africa, under the Starting a Business index of the 2020 Doing Business ranking, Togo sustains its reformative dynamics with more reforms….

 

ENFORCING CONTRACTS (more info)

Compared to some years ago when it was one of the lowest rankers under the Doing Business’ Enforcing Contracts indicator, Togo, leveraging many efforts to improve its business climate, was able to jump significantly on the index in the recent years... .

CONTRACT EXECUTION (more info)

Creation of special chambers of commerce for small debts  • Creation of chambers of commerce at the Court of Appeal  • Civil and commercial cases now handled by distinct clerks  • Establishment of commercial courts in Lomé and Kara  • Lawyers and bailiffs now have access to the FORSETI COMMERCIAL platform • A maximum period of 100 days was fixed to settle a commercial dispute .

 

TRADING ACROSS BORDERS (more info)

In comparison to previous years,Togo has significantly improved its ranking under the“Trading across borders” indicator by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

In comparison to previous years, Togo has significantly improved its ranking on the “Trading across borders” index by adopting multiple reforms that focus mainly on the digitalization and reduction in delays, for import and export procedures related to import and export.

 

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (more info)

After moving from the 133rd to 127th place under the 2020 Doing Business’ construction permit index, Togo intends to reiterate this feat in the coming edition of the global ranking. To this end, it has introduced this year multiple reforms.

 

GETTING ELECTRICITY (more info)

Over the past two years, Togo’s ranking under the Doing Business’ Getting electricity and water indicator has increased consistently. Owing this performance to multiple reforms aimed at making it easier for businesses to access power and water, Lomé plans to introduce even more reforms this year to keep up its improvements.

 

REGISTERING A PROPERTY  (more info)

Out of all the 'Doing Business’ indicators, Property Registration is where Togo has improved the most since 2018. Indeed, after spending years in the lowest part of this ranking, the country now seeks to beat Rwanda which is the best performer on this index in Africa. To do so, Lomé has been introducing many reforms, with the latest batch implemented this year.

 

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (more info)

From professionalization to digitization, through legislative regulations, Togo’s public procurement framework is constantly being modernized. Several reforms have been implemented to improve the sector much to the benefit of the private sector, which is the focus of the National Development Plan.

 

PAYING TAXES AND DUTIES (more info)

To improve its business environment, Togo introduced some important reforms related to the payment of tax and duties. From the replacement of some taxes to the cancellation of others through exemptions, the country has only one objective: offer the most attractive tax framework to investors and economic operators. To achieve this, the authorities relied on digitization.

 

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