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Economy - Shelter-Afrique and the Togolese government will build 3,000 low-cost housing units in Lomé. This is in a context where the housing deficit in the...
Energy - Last year, the Compagnie d’Energie Electrique du Togo (CEET) paid 1.51 billion naira (CFA2.16 billion) for power bought from Nigeria.  Doing so,...
Finance - In the framework of the Debt Relief Service Initiative (ISSD), the Paris Club suspended  Togo’s debt repayment until June 30, 2021. The news was...
Mining - Keras Resources PLC, announced the creation of the Nayega Foundation to develop sustainable and environmental projects for people living in this northern...
Public Management - Togo is the first country in the ECOWAS region and the 7th in sub-Saharan Africa to promote women both in business as well as in top public positions....
Economic governance - Togolese firm Hi-Tech and two French IT companies, Naomis and Edenmap, will develop the digital addressing project of the Post office.  “The...
Economic governance - Kpobié Tchasso Akaya, advisor to former PM Komi Sélom Klassou, is the new head of the permanent secretariat in charge of reforms and financial programs...
Social - Last Thursday, the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) launched in Lomé the Project in Support of the Expansion of Social Security to the Informal...
Telecom - Shortly after it was imposed a heavy fine by the Togolese Telecom regulatory organ (ARCEP), Togo Cellulaire reviewed its tariffs.  On Feb 25, the...
Agriculture - Active from 2011 to 2020, the Agriculture Support Project (PASA) helped stockbreeders boost their income by 50%.  The increase is attributable to...
Economic governance - In 1989, Togo’s Free trade zone was established. At the time, the government wanted to foster economic and industrial growth, as well as boost exports,...
ITC - Last Wednesday, business experts, young entrepreneurs, and startups incubated by Nunya Lab gathered for the Mercredi Talk. The event had for a theme ICT...
Infrastructure - Tomorrow, Feb 26, drilling works should begin under the sanitary conditions improvement project in the rural and school environment in the Kara and...
Economic governance - The CIZO solar electrification project will extend to the agricultural sector. Indeed, via its social support component, the program will purchase and set...
Transport - Othmane Bouhlal is Gozem’s new strategic advisor. The appointment announced on February 25 aligns with the uber-like firm’s ambition to become the leading...
Infrastructure - Since it started operations in Togo in April 2019, Steel Cube Togo Sarl, which produces FE 500 iron rods, has exported over 20,000 tons of iron. This was...
Social - The government of Togo decided to relaunch the Novissi cash transfer program in the Savannah region, especially for the people of Cinkassé, Kpendjal, Oti,...
Economic governance - Online payment is now effective at the Société d’Exploitation du Guichet Unique pour le Commerce Extérieur (SEGUCE). This was reported last Tuesday to the...
Economic governance - Despite the pandemic, Togo generated more tax income last year than it did in 2019.  Though Lomé scaled down its forecast for 2020, due to Covid-19...
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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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