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Congo Republic Law

Congo : The Bill on hydrocarbons Code passed by the cabinet

Antoine Luntadila Kibanga  The Republic of the Congo, (“The Congo «) is an African country, located in Central Africa. It is a member of several regional organizations such as the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa ("CEMAC"), the Economic Community of Central African States ("CEEAC"), and the Association of African Petroleum Producers ("APPA"). Its economy is dominated by the oil sector, which represents more than 60 % of the country’s GDP, despite numerous efforts to diversify the country’s sources of income. Twenty years after the enforcement of the hydrocarbons code; it was time for the government, following the assessment of the code thereof,...

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Legislation on electric energy in the Republic of the Congo

Sancy Lenoble Matschinga  The Republic of the Congo, often called Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. The Republic of the Congo straddles the Equator line and covers a surface of 342,000 km2 with a population of approximately four (4) million. The Central African Republic and the Republic of Cameroon border the north of the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo borders the south and east, the Republic of Angola (Cabinda) borders the south, and the Republic of Gabon borders the west. The Republic of the Congo has a 170 km sea coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. The...

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Congo-Brazzaville: bill on the creation of a Congolese investment fund has been adopted

Sancy Lenoble Matschinga According to a bill presented during the Ministers’ Council of August 8th, 2013, the Republic of Congo just promulgated Law No. 1-2014 of January 6th, 2014 on the establishment of a Congolese investment fund. The investment fund has been created as an administrative public institution, with legal status and financial autonomy. The public institution is based in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo’s capital, and is under the authority of the Minister of Finance. It is administered and managed by a Board of Directors and a General Management. The main purpose of the Congolese investment fund is to acquire and manage...

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Mining legislation in the Republic of the Congo

Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga The Republic of the Congo, often called Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa that straddles the Equator line and covers a surface of 342,000 km2 with a population of approximately four (4) million. The country is bordered by Central African Republic and the Republic of Cameroon to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and east, the Republic of Angola (Cabinda) in the south and the Republic of Gabon to the west. The Republic of Congo has a sea coastline of 170 km along the Atlantic Ocean. The Republic of...

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Forest legislation in the Republic of the Congo

Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga The Republic of the Congo, often called Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa that straddles the Equator line and covers a surface of ​​342,000 km2 with a population of approximately four (4) million. The country is bordered by Central African Republic and the Republic of Cameroon to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and east, the Republic of Angola (Cabinda) in the south and the Republic of Gabon to the west. The Republic of Congo has a sea coastline of 170 km along the Atlantic Ocean. The Republic of...

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Agricultural legislation in the Republic of the Congo

Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga The Republic of the Congo, often called Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa that straddles the Equator line and covers a surface of 342,000 km2 with a population of approximately four (4) million. The country is bordered by Central African Republic and the Republic of Cameroon to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and east, the Republic of Angola (Cabinda) in the south and the Republic of Gabon to the west. The Republic of the Congo has a sea coastline of 170 km along the Atlantic Ocean. The...

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Oil Legislation in the Republic of the Congo

Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga The Republic of the Congo, often called Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa that straddles the Equator line and covers a surface of ​​342,000 km2 with a population of approximately four (4) million. The country is bordered by Central African Republic and the Republic of Cameroon to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and east, the Republic of Angola (Cabinda) in the south and the Republic of Gabon to the west. The Republic of Congo has a sea coastline of 170 km along the Atlantic Ocean. The Republic...

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Congo-Brazzaville: Adoption of bill on single window for cross-border operations

Congo-Brazzaville: Bill on the creation of a single window for cross-border operations has been adopted  Sancy Lenoble Matschinga and Antoine Luntadila Kibanga.  The Congolese government has just announced its plan to set up a Single Window for cross-border commercial operations. The announcement was made by the Minister of Transportation and Merchant Navy, Martin Parfait Aime Coussou-Mavoungou, during his speech at the National Assembly (Congolese House of Representatives) on April 27, 2013. This government's announcement falls within the scope of improving the business climate. An important aspect of this is the Decree n°94-568 of October 10, 1994, modified by Decree n°95-183 of October 18, 1995, showing...

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Congo Brazzaville: Creation of Single Window for cross-border operations

Sancy Lenoble Matschinga and Antoine Luntadila Kibanga  The Congolese government has just announced its plan to set up a Single Window for cross-border commercial operations. The announcement was made by the Minister of Transportation and Merchant Navy, Martin Parfait Aime Coussou-Mavoungou, during his speech at the National Assembly (Congolese House of Representatives) on April 27, 2013.  This government's announcement falls within the scope of improving the business climate. An important aspect of this is the Decree n°94-568 of October 10, 1994, modified by Decree n°95-183 of October 18, 1995, showing that the Republic of Congo (“Congo Brazzaville”) had already set up the center for...

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Congo-Brazzaville: Creation of an Investment Promotion Agency

Antoine Luntadila and Sancy Lenoble Matschinga  On August 22, 2012, the President of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville enacted Law No. 19-2012 on the creation of the Investment Promotion Agency[1]. Under this law, the Investment Promotion Agency is an administrative public institution, with legal status and financial   autonomy[2]. The Agency is based in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo, and is under the authority of the Minister of Promotion of the Private Sector. By Decree No. 2013-132 of April 17, 2013 on the approval of the articles of association of the Investment Promotion Agency[3]  the Congolese Government gave effect to the...

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Ratification du protocole d’accord de coopération du 9 septembre 2010 entre le Congo-Brazzaville et l’Angola dans le domaine des mines et de la géologie

 Sancy Lenoble Matschinga Par une loi n° 17-2013 du 13 aout 20131, la République du Congo, ou Congo-Brazzaville, vient d’autoriser la ratification du protocole d’accord de coopération conclu avec la République d’Angola dans le domaine des mines et de la géologie en date du 9 septembre 2010. Le Congo-Brazzaville a une frontière commune avec l’enclave du Cabinda qui est le moteur de la croissance économique de l’Angola. Les deux pays sont connus pour regorger d’importantes ressources naturelles. Cette coopération s’inscrit dans un contexte de renforcement des relations économiques entre les deux pays. Il convient de noter que ladite loi intervient quelques mois seulement...

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Characteristics of hydrocarbon in the Republic of Congo

Antoine Luntadila Kibanga The Republic of Congo is one of the hydrocarbon-producing countries in Africa. This production accounts for a larger contribution of around 75% to the State budget.  Prospection, research, exploitation, storage and transport of hydrocarbons from the site are governed by Act n° 24-94 of August 23, 1994 in respect of Hydrocarbon Code. As a supplement to the aforementioned Act, Act n° 6-2001 of October 19, 2001 organizes activities of hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon by-products refinery, imports, exports, transit, re-exports, storage, bulk transport, distribution and marketing. The Act of 2001 provides that the specifications and characteristics of hydrocarbons must be compliant with...

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Aviation Security interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the CEMAC

Upio Kakura Wapol Through Law No 10/014 of December 31, 2010 in respect of civil aviation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”) has reformed and modernized the legal and institutional framework of air transport. Pursuant to this law, many statutory instruments were enacted especially to set forth requirements to grant operating permits for air services and air operator's certificates, as well as lay down criteria for design, construction and technical operation standards of airfields open to public air traffic. Before the reform was initiated in 2010, the new Congolese Aviation Law has introduced mortgages and preferential rights on aircraft, which were covered...

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