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Trade in Togo

Togo was the world’s 133rd largest exporter of goods and 109th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $1,350 and $570 million USD respectively. Togo’s top export category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Togo’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Burkina Faso, Mali and Benin, with trade representing 54.84 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Togo’s import values were $2,632 and $461 million USD respectively in 2021. Togo’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, France and India. Togo is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
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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

Togolese Republic

Abbreviation

TG

Capital

Lomé

WTO Membership Date

31 May 1995

Legal System

customary law system

Language

French

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

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Financial Information

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

Currency

West African CFA franc

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Diamond Bank Togo - Lome, Togo - SWIFT: DBLNTGTG

Contact Information

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

Business Support Organizations

Industrial Property Offices

  • National Institute for Industrial Property and Technology (INPIT)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Monsieur Ahoro Atchindé AMAKOUE
    Direction du Commerce Extérieur
    Phone: +(228) 22 21 20 25/90 29 25 72

    Ministère du commerce et de la promotion du secteur privé
    Ancien immeuble BCEAO, Place des Martyrs

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Simon OGNANDOU
    Phone: +(00 228) 22 47 73 48; +(00 228) 90 96 46 94

    Chargé d'études à la Direction du Commerce Extérieur
    Ministère du Commerce et de la Promotion du Secteur Privé
    BP: 383 Lomé-Togo

    [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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