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Economy - On August 11, 2022, Togo and Japan sealed a CFA1.75 billion financing deal that will benefit vulnerable people in the West African country. The agreement...
Politics - Over the next decade, Togo and other sub-Saharan African countries will get $2 billion from the U.S. under a program aimed at bolstering democracy...
Energy - The International Finance Corporation (IFC) provided Zener, a Togolese liquefied petroleum gas company, a €16.2 million in financing to expand its...
Economic governance - A week ago, on August 2, Sandra Ablamba Johnson, Minister, Secretary General of the Presidency of Togo, and Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, U.S. Ambassador to...
Economic governance - Cimtogo, a cement company, has upped its delivery costs from its plants in Lomé and Kara to distribution points. The measure became effective on August 1,...
Health - Lomé, the Togolese capital, will host the 72nd session of the World Health Organization's (WHO) African Regional Committee from 22 to 26 August. This was...
Health - The Togolese government has set up a committee to regulate its Universal Health Insurance (AMU) scheme. This was disclosed during the council of ministers...
Finance - Lomé, the Togolese capital, will host the second edition of the Africa Financial Industry Summit (AFIS) on November 28 and 29, 2022. This edition will...
Agriculture - With a deforestation rate of 0.42% per annum between 1990 and 2015, Togo, under its government roadmap, plans to achieve a forest coverage of 25% by 2025....
Transport - As part of measures to support the population against the impact of crises on the cost of living, the Togolese government, via its ministry of trade,...
Telecom - Togo’s telecom regulator, ARCEP, issued a statement last Tuesday asking local mobile operators to enable their users to unsubscribe from advertising and...
Economic governance - From 2023 to 2025, the Togolese government plans to spend CFA167 billion on housing and collective equipment. This is written in its multi-year economic...
Economic governance - Lomé plans to pay CFA270 billion in wages to state agents by 2025. This is stated in its multi-year economic and budget document (DPBEP), obtained by Togo...
Economic governance - The Togolese government wants to adopt a textile and clothing policy covering the period 2022 to 2030. A decree was examined in this framework last...
Economic governance - A week ago, on July 21, Togo’s minister, secretary-general at the Presidency, Sandra Ablamba Johnson, took part in a political webinar on the...
Transport - In Togo, the public transport sector will soon be restructured. This was announced on Jul 25, 2022, after the council of ministers held that...
Public works - The two rehabilitation projects ongoing on the Avepozo-Aneho road should be completed next December. Their respective completion rates are 84% and...
Mining - Most Togolese citizens “agree” or “strongly agree” that the country needs more environmental regulation in its mining sector. This is one of the...
Agriculture - Yesterday ended a two-day workshop to validate a master plan for irrigated agriculture in Togo, in a context where only a few farmers in the country use...
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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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