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Mozambique officially named as the Republic of Mozambique. It is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the east side of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. Gateway to Southern Africa through its 3 international ports and various international airports, which provide access to more than 5 landlocked countries in the region of over 250 million inhabitants. Mozambique is a member-state of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The SADC free trade Protocol is aimed at becoming more competitive the Southern Africa region, removing tariffs and other trade barriers.

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Company Formation in Mozambique

  • A Limited liability company can be set up with minimum two shareholders and it does not require minimum share capital.
  • An LLC can be managed by one or more manager
  • Branches have to be registered with Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The objective of a branch is usually to execute a specific contract and the activities permitted under the license granted are restricted to the contracts.

Company Registration in Mozambique – Licensing

  • Obtain license to operate in Mozambique from the Permit issued by one stop solution (BAU) launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. IMC will assist you to obtain business license.

Accounting and Tax for Company Registered in Mozambique

  • The personal tax rate is up to 32%
  • The corporate tax rate is 32%
  • Capital gain tax rate is 32% and dividend tax rate 20%
Type Limited Liability Company/Branch office
Under Mozambique law, foreigners can own 100%
Share Capital MZM 20.000,00
Directors Minimum One
Shareholders Minimum Two
Memorandum and Articles of
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in
Tax Registration Certificate required Yes
Statutory audit required No
Secretary No
How long to open Corporate Bank Account 2-3 days
Timeframe to Incorporation 5-8 weeks
Annual Return Yes
Annual Tax Yes
Access to Mozambique
double tax treaties

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