The Republic of Cameroon is a country located in West Africa. Cameroon is a unitary presidential repubic, with the president as head of state. Local currency is the CFA-Franc XAF. Predominantly spoken languages in Cameroon are French and English. The country is counted among the most corrupt in the world, ranking 153rd of 180 on Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index of 2017. Cameroon is a member of the United Nations (UN), the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
Despite being one of the economically leading countries in Subsaharan Africa, the country struggles with major problems such as a high unemployment rate (roughly 30%) and poverty. Almost 50% of the country's total population lives beneath the poverty line.
The leading economical sector is the service sector, accumulating half of the country's GDP. Main export products include raw oil, aluminium, cocoa, coffee, fruit and wood.
Cameroon has a mixed legal system, mainly consisting of french law, british law and african unwritten law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Civil Code, the Commercial Code and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses in Cameroon:
- Société à responsabilité limitée – Limited liability company
- Société anonyme – Public limited company
All registered companies subdivide into public and private companies. Additionally, individual enterprises may operate in Cameroon.
The Centre for Foundation of Enterprises (Centre de Formalités de la Création des Entreprises - CFCE) is responsible for registration in the commercial register (Registre du Commerce et du Crédit Mobilier - RCCM). Their services are partially available online.
At the same time legal courts directly subordinate to the Ministry of Justice are also responsible for the management of the commercial register.
The Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce, d'Industrie, des Mines et d'Artisanat - CCIMA) manage their own separate commercial register.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Only information on public companies is available, information on private companies must not be communicated to third parties.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission, however the possibility of information disclosure has to be checked by sending a preliminary request.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
Legalization of extracts from Cameroon
Cameroon did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all cameroonian documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the commercial register of Cameroon can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- Check potential employers
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
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We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
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- Deadline for discharge
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You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Cameroon||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Cameroon||from 41,65 €||from 35,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|