The Government of Mali has made great strides in making it easier to invest in Mali. The following websites provide helpful information relating to setting up investments in Mali:
- Agency for Investment Promotion: apimali.gov.ml (site translatable into English)
- Mali’s Investment Regulations: http://mali.eregulations.org/ (site translatable into English)
The Agency for Investment Promotion (API) is a Mali’s one-stop shop to make business registration easier and to promote foreign and local investments. Serving both Malian and foreign enterprises of all sizes, API has become a strong source of support for U.S. investors.
The website of API gives numerous information ranging from business registration, tax payment, access to social security, trade regulations, land ownership procedures, visa and residence permit regulations, as well as information on taxes exemptions, special economic zones (free zone), recruitment of personnel, and connecting to water and electricity utilities.