Senegal - Country Commercial Guide
Market Entry Strategy
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There is no substitute for face-to-face contact. For most Senegalese business sectors, there are no laws requiring the retention of a local agent or distributor when exporting to Senegal.  However, U.S. companies who retain an experienced agent or distributor (aware of Senegal’s business practices) are less likely to experience problems entering the market.  The U.S. Commercial Service can assist with finding potential local partners.  

Once the decision to open a business in Senegal is made, the U.S. company will require legal counsel and a notary for all the legal formalities associated with the incorporation of a company.  The Embassy has a list of lawyers and notaries.  It is advisable that U.S. companies approach firms specializing in financial and tax advisory services.  Well-qualified representatives of major U.S. and international audit and business consulting firms are located in Senegal.  Foreign businesses engaged in project finance that require multiple foreign bank accounts to facilitate payments and perform transactions related to procurements should consult the Central Bank early in the process when setting up operations in Senegal.

U.S. companies should consider the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) as a point of contact when they make the decision to trade or invest in Senegal.  For further information, please contact: 


AMCHAM Senegal 

Mahi Hamet Kane, President