The Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in northwestern Africa. It is the eighth-largest country in Africa, consisting of the Sahara Desert in the north and Sudanian Savanna in the south, which lies on Senegal and the Niger rivers and where most residents live. Mali's economy heavily depends on agriculture and gold mining, and most of the workforce is engaged in these sectors. Most of the economic activity in Mali is directed at exporting cotton and gold, which makes most of the country's revenue. The official language in Mali is French, and the country currency is the West African Franc CFCA.
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Registering a sole proprietorship in Mali
To register as a sole proprietor in Mali, you will need to fill the online form and submit it to the API-Mali (Mali Investment Promotion Agency).
You will need the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Nationality certificate
- ID or passport
- Proof of no criminal record
The registration procedure can also be done in person at the Mali Investment Promotion Agency One Stop Centre in Mali's capital city Bamako.
The registration fee is CFCA 8,000 (around EUR 12) and can be paid online or in-person at the One-Stop Centre.