If you are considering exporting to Sierra Leone, or expanding your existing exports to Sierra Leone, the following resources may help:
- The Investment Climate Statement provides valuable information about the Sierra Leonean economy, legal and regulatory systems, and investment opportunities.
- The Government of Sierra Leone has established a website, http://investinginsierraleone.com, in conjunction with Herbert Smith Freehills, Standard Chartered, and Prudential plc
- Your local U.S. Export Assistance Center can provide advice and support regarding exports.
- The current State Department travel advisory for Sierra Leone offers up-to-date local conditions, and Sierra Leone’s Embassy in the United States can provide information regarding visas.
- The Sierra Leonean government offers resources to potential investors through the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA).
- The World Bank’s Doing Business project provides information about the regulations that enhance and constrain business activity in Sierra Leone.
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an important anti-corruption tool designed to discourage corrupt business practices in favor of free and fair competition for all. The FCPA prohibits promising, offering, giving or authorizing giving anything of value to a foreign government official where the purpose is to obtain or retain business.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Section for additional information. Let us know about your plans, and add us to your mailing lists – we are always happy to stay informed.
Contact Information for the Economic and Commercial Section
Economic and Commercial Officer
Embassy of the United States of America
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Telephone: +232 99 105 000 ext 5120, 5291