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  • Political and security stability.
  • A strategic geographical location allowing direct access to several neighbouring countries.
  • A constantly improving business environment (Doing Business Report 2015 Burundi has been ranked 18th on registering business indicator).
  • Freedom of settlement and investment.
  • Burundi is member of Common Market of the EAC and the Free Trade Area of COMESA.
  • Relatively cheap manpower compared to countries in the sub-region.
  • Burundi is eligible for the ‘’everything but Arms’’ of the European Union and the AGOA (African Growth Opportunity Act).
  • Non-discriminatory and attractive Investment Code ensuring protection of investors and investments.
  • One-Stop-Shop that allows starting a business in a day for 40,000 BIF (about 25 $).
  • Three other operational One-Stop-Shops: one for obtaining a building permit, another for the transfer of property and one-stop-shop for connection to electricity.


For more information on investment opportunities in Burundi, the following documents might be interesting to you.


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