The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is located in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa. Mauritania has a presidential system, with the president as head of state. As the name suggests, the state religion is Islam. Local currency is the Ouguiya (MRO). The official and national language of the country is Arabic, however French is also widely used among educated classes. Mauritania is a member of the United Nations (UN), the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
Mauritania ranks among the least developed countries in the world with an unemployment rate as high as 30%. The industrial sector is country's main economical sector, accumulating roughly 50% of Mauritania's GDP. The main natural resources being mined are copper, iron and gold.
Mauretania has a mixed legal system, combining both islamic and french legal elements. The commercial law however is mostly based on french law.
Corporate practice is regulated in the Commercial Code of 2005 and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses in Mauritania
- Société en commandite – Limited partnership
- Société à responsabilité limitée – Limited liability company
- Société anonyme – Public limited company
Besides that, One-man companies may operate in Mauritania.
The "Guichet Unique", a special agency found in countries whose commercial law is based on french law, is responsible for registration in the commercial register. The mauritanian commercial register is divided into the main register and a municipal register.
Registration in the municipal register is monitored by authorised courts, while the main register is managed by the Directorate of Industry (according to Art. 33 and Art. 1271 of the commercial code).
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.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-10 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
Legalization of extracts from Mauritania
Mauritania did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all mauritanian documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Mauritania 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
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
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 Mauritania||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Mauriania||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|