Mali is a land-locked country in West Africa with a population of more than 18 million people. The economy in Mali is driven by agriculture and fishing, but Mali is also the third-largest exporter of gold in Africa.

There are several challenges to starting operations in Mali, with several labor and payroll considerations including:

  • Minimum wage is 40,635 CFA Francs per month ($68 USD)
  • Fixed-term employment contracts must be in writing
  • Social security contributions are withheld from employee pay and must be submitted monthly to the National Institute of Social Security
  • Income tax is withheld from employee pay
  • Employers must pay payroll tax
  • Foreign workers must be sponsored by the employer and require a visa before entering Mali

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