Guinea - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers
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There is a value-added tax on all taxable items at a uniform rate of 18 percent. While not a typical “barrier,” many businesses have complained of competitors with political connections receiving favorable tax exemptions, in effect creating an unfair burden on their operations. The import of staple foods such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, and flour across Guinea’s land borders is prohibited.

For more information and help with trade barriers please contact:

International Trade Administration

Enforcement and Compliance 
(202) 482-0063