Guinea - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2022-12-15

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.  Business executives have also complained that congestion in the port of Conakry and new internal government procedures intended to fight corruption have resulted in delays of a month or more between the time a container arrives at Conakry and the release of its contents to the importer.  The import of staple foods across Guinea’s land borders is prohibited, such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, and flour.

For more information and help with trade barriers please contact:

International Trade Administration

Enforcement and Compliance
(202) 482-0063

Trade Enforcement