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Trade in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was the world’s 65th largest exporter of goods in 2021. Export values were $23.3 billion USD. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by manufactures, and agricultural products. In 2020, The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, Tanzania and Zambia, with trade representing 58.49 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world’s 90th largest importer of goods. Import values were $10.2 billion USD in 2021. The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, the United States and South Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Abbreviation

CD

Capital

Kinshasa

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1997

Legal System

civil law system primarily based on Belgian law, but also customary and tribal law

Language

Spanish

Number of Time Zone(s)

2

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Congolese franc

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • General Secretariat for Culture and the Arts

  • Ministry of Culture and Arts

Industrial Property Offices

  • Directorate of Industrial Property

  • Secretariat for industry and small and medium enterprises (IPMEA)

  • Ministry of Industry and SMEs

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Direction des Accords Multilatéraux et Régionaux des marchandises
    Phone: +243999998408

    2ème niveau du Bâtiment Administratif de la Fonction Publique aile 3

    [email protected]@yahoo.fr

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministère du commerce extérieur
    Secrétaire général au commerce
    Office congolais de contrôle (OCC)
    Phone: +(00243) 815 18 77 76

    B.P. 3095 KINSHASA
    GOMBE

    [email protected], [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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