Investment climate

The government’s Investment Code, established in 1992 and further liberalised in 1994, includes incentives for job creation, training, promotion of exports, support of development projects, indigenous capital participation and exemption from some taxes. The Code allows for significant benefits for investors, including the dispensation of import and export licensing formalities, unlimited work permits for foreign personnel and minimal eligibility and performance criteria. The Code also ensures that Equatorial Guinea conforms to the regional regulations of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMC), which aim to promote trade, institute a genuine common market and encourage greater economic interest in countries of Central Africa.

To read more on the investment climate in Equatorial Guinea, please see the Equatorial Guinea Investment Guide 2017.