Sudan company registration


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Since 2003, Healy Consultants Group has assisted our Clients with business registration in Sudan. Our services include i) Sudan company incorporation ii) government license registration iii) business bank account opening iv) employee recruitment v) visa strategies and vi) office rental solutions.

Compare different Sudan entities Tax resident LLC Fast business setup solution Free zone LLC Representative office Branch office
Also known as Sharakah dhat masyuwlih mahduduh Sharakah dhat masyuwlih mahduduh Sharakah dhat masyuwlih mahduduh Maktab tamthiliin Maktab firei
Best use of company? All products and services Close Client deal now Manuf/ export trading Marketing & research Specific projects
How soon can you invoice Clients/sign sales contracts? 3 months 2 months 3 months Cannot trade 3 months
How soon can you hire staff? 3 months 2 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
How soon can you sign a lease agreement? 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week 1 week
How long to supply corporate bank account numbers? 6 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 6 weeks 6 weeks
How long to supply company registration/tax numbers? 3 months 2 months 3 months 3 months 3 months
Corporate tax rate on annual net profits? 15% 15% 0% 0% 15%
Limited liability entity? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Government grants available? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Government approval required for foreign owners? No No No No No
Res. director/partner/ legal rep. required? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum paid up share capital? US$1 US$1 US$50,000 US$1 US$1
Can bid for Government contracts? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Corporate bank account location? Bank of Khartoum First Abu Dhabi Bank United Capital Bank National Bank of Egypt Qatar National Bank
Can secure trade finance? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
VAT payable on sales to local customers? 17% 17% 0% 0% 17%
Average total business set up engagement costs? US$17,700 Request a proposal Request a proposal US$18,150 US$18,700
Average total engagement period? 4 months 3 months 4 months 4 months 4 months

Sudan company registration summary

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  • Advantages of Sudan company registration

    business registration in Sudan

    1. There are certain benefits available for our Clients investing in Sudan including:
      • Sudan has been in accession negotiations with the World Trade Organization since 1994, and is actively seeking to reenter discussions on accession;
      • Sudan has large supplies of petroleum and gold, with exports of both commodities accounting for about US$6 billion of income. Petroleum levels have peaked but revenue levels are expected to hold steady for the decade, while gold revenue is expected to double in the next few years;
      • Sudan’s free trade zones offer the following benefits: i) 100% corporate tax exemption for 15 years ii) 100% personal tax exemption for expatriates in these zones iii) 100% import and export duty exemption on goods entering or exiting the zones iv) tax exemption on purchase of real estate within the zone and v) free repatriation of capital from the zone;
      • A Sudanese company can be registered with 1 director and 2 shareholders. The shareholders need not be Sudanese residents or nationals. Hence, the company may be 100% foreign owned;
      • Sudan has concluded several bilateral investment agreements with countries including China, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. Furthermore, the country has signed bilateral taxation treaties (to prevent double taxation of income) with countries like South Africa and United Kingdom.
    2. Sudan is situated along the Nile river and is gifted with more than 19.82 million hectares of arable land. Moreover, the country has quality animal resources including poultry, camels and cattle as well as abundant fish reserves. As, a result Sudan offers lucrative opportunities to agri-business, fisheries and aquaculture companies.
    3. In December 2020, the US rescinded Sudan’s status as a state sponsor of terrorism. In practical terms, this is likely to help promote foreign investment in Sudan and assist with economic development.
  • Disadvantages of Sudan company registration

    1. Since 1997, Sudan economy has been suffered under the weight of the sanctions imposed by the United States. Consequently, it may not be profitable for our Clients to work in Sudan;
    2. To register a Sudanese company, it is mandatory to invest at least US$25,000. It is possible the capital requirement may be even higher based on the nature of our Client’s business;
    3. Sudan authorities are highly bureaucratic, making the company registration process extremely time consuming and expensive;
    4. Sudan is ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world by Transparency International in their 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, which is a global measure of corruption amongst public officials and politicians;
    5. Due to Sudan’s fragile political and economic condition, the Heritage Foundation ranks the country as the 166th freest economy in Index of Economic Freedom, which is a measure of freedom enjoyed in business, trade, monetary, financial, investment and labour markets;
    6. Sudan is negatively ranked as the 171th easiest jurisdiction in the world by the World Bank in their annual Doing Business survey;
    7. Sudan has severely hampered infrastructural facilities. The population is extremely scattered throughout the country and the major infrastructural developments have only taken place in the main hub of Khartoum. Therefore, rest of the country still suffers from i) proper land connectivity; ii) inadequate supply of water and electricity and iii) poor ICT facilities.

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For additional information on our company registration services in Sudan, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Petar Chakarov, directly:
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  • Mr. Petar Chakarov
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Sudan ministry of finance and national economy Sudan customs Central Bank of Sudan