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Economy - Togocom, a subsidiary of Axian Group, has activated its 5G network in Togo. It thus makes Togo the first country in West Africa, and the third in Africa,...
Telecom - Moov and Togocel will again readjust their call rates and cancel the recent increases criticized by the telecom regulator, ARCEP.  In detail, both...
Infrastructure - CFAO Technology & Energy, a subsidiary of CFAO Group (Corporation For Africa & Overseas), wants to advance Togo’s energy transition in the...
Finance - The West African Development Bank (BOAD) and KfW, the German development bank, are getting ready to launch a fund to promote digital transformation in...
Public finance - Togo’s various ministries will adopt the new program budgeting system adopted by the country. In this framework, they will all have a financial affairs...
Education - As part of measures to support the 2020-2021 academic year, the Togolese government will forego around CFA2 billion of registration fees for various...
Health - Next year, seven billion CFA will be devoted to a new government program of free care for pregnant women in Togo. The program aims at reducing maternal...
Telecom - Few days after cautioning Togocel for practicing unfair call rates, Togo’s telecom regulator -ARCEP- has opened a sanction procedure against the operator....
Agriculture - Singapore-based agrofood group Olam acquired 51% of the Nouvelle Société Cotonnière du Togo (NSCT) for €15.3 million (around CFA10...
Economic governance - The parliament is reviewing the draft finance bill for 2021. The latter projects expenditures and income at CFA 1,521.6 billion, thus 7.1% less than this...
Economic governance - Tremplin UEMOA Startup 2020 is the name of the contest recently launched by the WAEMU commission for young entrepreneurs active in Togo, Benin, Burkina...
Telecom - There is a new twist in the dispute between the telecom and posts regulator (ARCEP) and the Togocel-Moov duopoly. After being cautioned by the regulator...
Economic governance - The 4th round of the German-Togolese Consultations opened in Lomé yesterday, November 23rd. The two-day meeting brings together Togolese officials...
Agriculture - Agriculture, which contributes nearly 40% to Togo’s GDP, is the country’s largest employer. In 2019, 222,698 jobs were generated in the sector - 199,018...
Telecom - In Togo, mobile operator Moov readjusted its tariffs, after the regulator -ARCEP - warned it and Togocom against unfair tariffication for on-network and...
Telecom - Togocel has obtained the authorities’ approval to test the 5G. The firm, the country’s leading mobile operator, is thus the first to get this green light...
Agriculture - In Togo, around 5,000 poor farming households will receive 65,000 kg of rice and maize seedlings from the National Project for the Promotion of Rural...
Economy - In Togo, the State’s shares in public and semi-public companies were valued at CFA103 billion in 2019.  Despite exiting the shareholding of many...
Training - Taking a leaf out of the book of the universities of Lomé and Kara, the national administration school (ENA) started its digital transition. It will...
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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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