Evaluating the market in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Business environment in Congo, DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second-largest country in Africa by land mass and is home to large reserves of natural resources, including diamonds, gold, copper and cobalt. The economy is heavily dependent on the mining sector, which accounts for virtually all of the country’s exports. While these sectors present significant opportunities, the country’s weak institutions and governance contribute to a poor overall business environment. Ongoing conflict in the eastern region of the country also hinders social stability and development. Bilateral trade with Canada remains limited, although there are significant Canadian investments in the DRC’s mining sector.


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Date modified: 2018-05-14