Republic of Cameroon
Capital: Yaounde HDI: 0.512 (153rd)
Language: French, English
GDP (PPP): $76.895 billion
Currency: CFA Franc
The Republic of Cameroon is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon’s coastline lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Cameroon is home to more than 1738 different linguistic groups. French and English are the official languages. The country is often referred to as “Africa in miniature” for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point at almost 4,100 metres (13,500 ft) is Mount Cameroon in the Southwest Region of the country, and the largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri river, its economical capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua. After independence, the newly united nation joined the Commonwealth of Nations, although the vast majority of its territories had previously been a German colony and, after World War I, a French mandate. The country is well known for its native styles of music, particularly makossa and bikutsi, and for its successful national football team.
Cameroon – African Economic Outlook
Growth remained strong in 2014 at 5.3%, but remained below the 6% average growth target set in the 2010-20 Growth and Employment Strategy Paper (2010-20 GESP), which aims to incorporate Cameroon into the group of emerging countries by 2035.
Economy of Cameroon
There is cautious optimism that Cameroon is emerging from its long period of economic hardship.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Cameroon Future trends, Information about Future trends
Industrial Production in Cameroon increased 10.40 percent in the second quarter of 2015 over the same quarter in the previous year.
Establishing a Presence
Starting a Business in Cameroon
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Cameroon.
Doing Business in Cameroon – World Bank Group
Steps required to register a company in Cameroon from the World Bank
Types of Businesses – investincameroon.net
The Société à Responsabilité Limitée or SARL (Private Limited Partnership)is by far the most common form of business organization under the OHADA System.
Doing Business In Cameroon
The process for opening a business in Cameroon depends largely on the type of company we want to open
Cameroon Personal Income Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Cameroon stands at 35 percent.
Cameroon – Personal Income Tax Rate
Personal Income Tax Rate in Cameroon was last registered at 35 Percent in 2015 and Corporate Tax Rate went down to 33 Percent.
Cameroon, Republic of Corporate – Withholding taxes
A special tax is levied at an overall discharging rate of 15% on income paid to natural persons and corporate bodies domiciled outside of Cameroon by enterprises or establishments based in Cameroon for various services provided or used in Cameroon.
Cameroon Corporate Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Cameroon stands at 33 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Cameroon averaged 38.04 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 38.50 percent in 2005 and a record low of 33 percent in 2015. Corporate Tax Rate in Cameroon is reported by the General Direction of Taxes.
Taxes and Rates and Taxation in Cameroon
The base rate is 18,7%. See “Consumption Tax” on this site
Cameroon – Bureau of Consular Affairs
A valid passport, visa, evidence of yellow fever vaccination, and current immunization records are required for entry into Cameroon.
Cameroon visa application form, requirements and instructions
A valid passport and business visa are required to travel to Cameroon.
TRANSPORT IN CAMEROO
With good infrastructure travel is a lot easier here than in many parts of Africa. The main means to get around in Cameroon are rail, road, air and water.
Cameroon – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics
Cameroon was for many years one of only a few countries in Africa with only two competing mobile operators, MTN and Orange. After various delays, Nextell Cameroon launched a third network in late 2014, including the country’s first 3G mobile service. – See more at: http://www.budde.com.au/Research/Cameroon-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses.html#sthash.ILkRHCcw.dpuf
Telecommunications in Cameroon
An overview of the telecom industry in Cameroon – dated
Tips on getting to and getting around Cameroon from real travelers and locals.
Cameroon. Labour Code
Cameroon Labour Code
EMPLOYMENT LAW IN CAMEROON
FAQs about the labor law in Cameroon
Labor Market Regulation in Cameroon
This site provides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Cameroon.
Cost of Living in Cameroon
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Cameroon. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of living in Douala, Cameroon 2016
Cost of living index for Douala, Cameroon with price of more than 20 daily consumer products.
Business Etiquette – Cameroon – Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Guide to Cameroon and Cameroonian culture, society, language, etiquette, customs, manners and protocol.
Business Etiquette – Cameroon – Culture, Customs & Etiquette
Guide to travel, doing business, and studying in Cameroon – culture, greetings, gestures,etiquette, taboos, negotiations, gift-giving, and more.
Cameroon Weather, Climate and Geography
Cameroon climate guide, regional weather guide and geography information
Cameroon travel advice – GOVUK
Latest travel advice from the UK government for Cameroon including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Cameroon Travel Warning
Travel warning for Cameroon from the US State Department
Education System in Cameroo
Education in the West African country of Cameroon is compulsory through to age 14 when 6 years of primary schooling are complete.
International Schools in Cameroon
This list contains the most popular international and bilingual schools in Cameroon: nurseryschools, primary and secondary (high) schools
Public and Bank Holidays for Cameroon 2016
Cameroon public holidays, Cameroon holidays 2016, bank holidays, national holidays, official holiday calendar, religious festivals and celebrations for the year 2016
Public Holidays in Cameroon – World Travel Guide
Full list of Cameroon public and bank holidays. Many shops, banks and other services close during public holidays
Demographics – CIA Factbook – Cameroon
Demographic profile of Cameroon from the CIA
Demographics – Statistics | Cameroon | UNICEF
Comprehensive demographic indicators from UNICEF
Cameroon Climate – Maps of World
The climate of the coastal region is different from that of the mountains. The two distinct climate area of this country are the northern and the southern regions.
Customs: Regulations, Export-Import
Cameroon Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Import / Export to Cameroon (Central Africa)
FAQs about import/export issues for Cameroon
WTO | Cameroon
This site gathers key information on Cameroon’s participation in the WTO. Cameroon has been a member of WTO since 13 December 1995 and a member of GATT since 3 May 1963.
EU and Cameroon sign trade agreement
Description of EU/Cameroon trade agreement signed in 2009
Housing and Rentals
A listing of hotel options in Cameroon
Find an accommodation, rent a house in Cameroon. Buy or sell a property, rent a house or a flat
Cameroon – Lonely Planet
Top destinations and experiences in Cameroon
Cameroon Travel Warning
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon, and urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions of the country because of the general threat of violent crime, terrorism, and the targeting of westerners
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