Investment

Mali began liberalizing its trade regime in 1980’s by eliminating export monopolies and simplifying import licensing.

As a politically democratic country with a healthy macroeconomic framework, positive growth rate, an increasingly light regulatory, legislative and institutional environment, an economy geared towards regional and sub-regional integration, Mali is widely open to private investments.

INVESTMENT CODE


Mali investment code grants a beneficial fiscal regime in order to promote private capital investment for Malians as well as foreigners in the field of production and services and provides necessary guarantees to secure existing investment.

Regimes

Advantages

Trade Name

Investments

A
(Small & Medium Enterprise System)

≤ 150 million F CFA

  1. New Activity creation:
  1. exemption for three (3) years on taxes and customs duties from import of production equipments and construction materials required for the approved project;
  2. Exemption for five (5) years on taxes in favor of the companies and on taxes from the industrial and commercial benefits as well as the licenses
  1. Development of existing Activities:

- Exemption for one (1) year on taxes and customs duties from import of production equipments and construction materials required for the approved project.

B
(Large Enterprise System)

> 150 Million F CFA

  1. New Activity creation:
  1. exemption for three (3) years on taxes and customs duties from import of production equipments and construction materials required for the approved project;
  2. Exemption for eight (8) years on taxes in favor of the companies and on taxes from the industrial and commercial benefits as well as the licenses
  1. Development of existing Activities:

- Exemption for one (1) year on taxes and customs duties from import of production equipments and construction materials required for the approved project.

Free Zone System: For new mainly export-oriented enterprises, which can sell not more than 20% of their production on the domestic market?

- The enterprises that are approved in Duty Free Zone System are granted the total exemption on taxes and customs duties related to their activities exercise over thirty (30) years. They are authorized to sell a maximum of 20% of their production on the local market by paying the normal taxes and custom duties as appropriate


Ten Reasons to Invest in Mali:
  1. Mali is a haven of political and social stability Mali is considered as one of the most democratic countries in Africa. moreover, the country has undergone two pacific democratic transitions
  2. The global strategy of the Government of Mali is to promote legal, regulatory, and administrative change in favor of private sector enterprise and the subsequent development of key sectors, resources and activities oriented to private investment.
  3. Mali has ratified international conventions to protect and guarantee investments.
  4. Mali guarantees the transfer of profits originating from investment capital.
  5. Mali is strategically located in the heart of West Africa: the country is bordered with seven countries, therefore seven markets.
  6. Mali belongs to West African Economic and Monetary Union with approximately 73 millions consumers and to the Economic Community of West African States representing a market of 220 million consumers.
  7. Mali has huge reserves of untapped cultural, hydraulic, and agricultural, livestock, and mining resources. Another important resource is its very active business people.
  8. Mali has undertaken reforms to improve judicial, fiscal and economic conditions in favor of investment.
  9. For the past three years Mali has an annual growth rate in excess of 6 % and the inflation rate has been less than 3%.
  10. Mali has a strong and credible banking and financial services sector that is developing a wide range of investment related products in collaboration with international and West African regional partners.