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start a business in Benin

I am looking to move to Cotonou, Benin to start a business I printed off some information I found that was supposedly updated in June of 2013 but I need as much information as I can get on what needs to be done really, I am a US citizen married my wife is a Lebanese citizen with a green card and we have a 2 year old daughter.

Hi Craig Gines,

Welcome to Expat.com :)

Can you please give us some details on the business you would like to start in Cotonou?

I am sure you will get some relevant and helpful answers very soon.

Best of luck

Hasnaa
Expat.com Team

I'm law consultant specialised in updating company. all informations you get  is true you can update your company in 1 day in cotonou presently. (Moderated: No free ad on the forum pls)

IT is importing clothing, tools etc from America to Benin

I am looking for information on actual costs I have heard you have to grease some palms ( pay people) to get stuff done, also I am looking for taxation information, and I am thinking of getting 40 ft. containers of clothing and tools etc how much do I have to pay to get it out of the port, how much to rent a place if I want to have like a warehouse/store where I can supply other stores and sell to customers too etc...

These questions are on professional area but i go help you for some question for the rest you must write me on my private email [Moderated: pls send details in private]
In a container
For Clothing only in a container of 40 feed you will pay 14000$ to get it out from port to your store.
About the rent of store  there are different kind. I want to know how many container you want to stored. to have a store you need 400$ or 600$ 1000$
write to me on my email to have more information and to update quickly your company you need a LTD company including trader card

I emailed you yesterday did you get my email?

yes i just come to answer you

Are there no Americans living and working in Benin who read this blog? I would like to hear some info from someone actually living what it is I am thinking of doing.

Can you give me you email address. I need to discuss regarding registering company in Contonou, Benin.

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