Today, according to the World Bank, Rwanda ranks 2nd in ease of doing business in Africa.
The ability to register a business in 6 hours or less, the welcoming immigration policy, and the option to pay and manage your taxes online, all echo Rwanda’s vision for a private sector-led economic transformation enabled by forward-thinking and modern digitalised institutions.
For anyone coming from Europe and intending to start a business in East Africa, Rwanda’s
remarkable combination of geopolitical stability, low crime levels, high levels of digitalisation,
infrastructure, and enabling institutions undoubtedly make it an ideal place to get started.
Rwanda is a member of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union. This currently permits free movement of labour and capital between the 6 EAC Partner States as well as 0% Import Duty on products originating from these countries.
Rwanda’s geographical position in combination with RwandAir’s regular flights to all neighbouring countries makes it an ideal hub for delivering products and services to the 164 million consumers in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, and South Sudan as well as the approx. 35 million more in the Eastern DRC.
Learn more about EAC Customs Union.
Benefit from tax incentives
Overseas investors are particularly welcome to participate in the continued growth of the Rwandan economy.
To help boost investments the Government offers a series of very attractive tax incentives in more than
10 key priority sectors including:
Discover the full list under Business Starter Pack > Investing in Rwanda.