Togo has carried out major reforms to improve the business climate and attract the investment it needs for development. Progress highlighted in the Doing report published a few months ago.
These developments concern many areas including commercial justice with an acceleration of procedures and the existence of an electronic case management system at the Commercial Court of Lomé. We can also mention the dematerialization of the summons and the publication on the Tribunal’s website of the decisions rendered.
The state promotes conciliation and has created a Small Claims Chamber.
The reform also concerns land. It concerns the issuance of building permits and the establishment of a Single Land Window.
To stimulate cross-border trade, the authorities have taken a number of measures, including the dematerialization of the procedure for issuing the certificate of origin and customs clearance with the Sydonia World system.
The Single Window for Foreign Trade allows you to complete online formalities in a few minutes and at the same time make declarations to the administration (customs, taxes).
This system, which contains other innovations, is likely to stimulate trade and exchanges and to attract foreign economic operators to Togo.
The country’s geographic location makes it a natural hub for hinterland countries.