About The Liberia Business Registry

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About The Liberia Business Registry

The Liberia Business Registry was jointly established in partnership with other Government of Liberia(GOL) Ministries / Agencies involved in enterprise formalization processes. Liberian non-resident domestic corporations are governed by provisions of the Business Corporation Act of The Associations Law, title 5, of the Liberian code of laws revised.

Hon. Samson M. Dee is the Registrar General of the Liberia Business Registry, appointed by President George Manneh Weah on March 8th, 2018. Dee, a seasoned tax administrator with over a decade of experience, has extensive knowledge of Liberia’s tax laws and policies, as well as expertise in domestic tax administration and management, including direct and indirect taxation. He also has experience in collecting non-tax revenue and administrative fees.

Dee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, and has received several professional certificates from the East Africa School of Taxation. Prior to his appointment at the Liberia Business Registry, Dee held various senior positions in the Ministry of Finance and Liberia Revenue Authority, including Director of Registration, Returns & Services Unit and Manager of the Sector Ministries Section.

Throughout his career, Hon. Dee has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the tax system in Liberia and has made significant contributions to the development of the country’s tax policies and administration. He is well-respected in the industry and has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and dedicated public servant. With his extensive experience and expertise, Hon. Dee is well-positioned to lead the Liberia Business Registry and to help further strengthen the country’s business environment.

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Friendly business environment

Liberia has a pro-business government and supportive business environment, encouraging entrepreneurship and investment in the country.

Online registration

The Liberia Business Registry has an online platform for registering businesses, making it convenient for entrepreneurs.

Low cost

The cost of registering a business in Liberia is relatively low compared to other countries, making it more affordable for entrepreneurs.

Ease of registration

Liberia has a streamlined process for registering businesses, making it easier for entrepreneurs to start a company.

Fast processing times

The Liberia Business Registry is known for its quick processing times, reducing the time required for business formation.

English as official language

English is the official language of Liberia, making it easier for non-Liberian entrepreneurs to register a business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents are required for business registration in Liberia?

A business plan, proof of physical address, tax identification number, and identification of all owners and directors.

What is the process for registering a business in Liberia?

Submit the required documents, pay the registration fee, and wait for approval from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

How long does it take to register a business in Liberia?

The process can take several weeks, depending on the completeness of the submitted documents and the workload of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Can a foreign national register a business in Liberia?

Yes, foreign nationals can register a business in Liberia.

Is there a minimum capital requirement for registering a business in Liberia?

No, there is no minimum capital requirement for registering a business in Liberia.

Are there any special requirements for registering a business in certain industries in Liberia?

Yes, some industries may have specific requirements and regulations. It is best to consult with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for information on specific industries.

How often do I need to renew my business registration in Liberia?

Business registration must be renewed annually in Liberia.

Do I need to have a registered office in Liberia to register my business?

Yes, all businesses in Liberia must have a registered physical address within the country.

Can I change the name of my business after registration in Liberia?

Yes, you can change the name of your business after registration by submitting a request to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Ms. Patience B. Randell.
Registrar General, Liberia Business Registry.