Cameroon has a population of more than 26 million people, with thriving industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and trade. The corporate tax income rate is 30%, and there are a variety of business options available for companies looking to expand or grow operations in Cameroon.

Labor and Payroll Considerations:

  • Minimum wage is 36,270 CFA francs per month
  • The standard work week is 40 hours, but employees in agriculture can work 48 hours per week
  • Social security is withheld from employee pay and submitted monthly to the National Social Insurance Fund
  • Employers must contribute to social security each month
  • Income tax is only withheld from employee pay if the employee earns more than 6,000 CFA francs per month
  • Foreign workers must obtain a Long Stay visa and a work permit to begin work in Cameroon

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