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Investing in Madagascar
A. FIVE GOOD REASONS TO INVEST IN MADAGASCAR
1. Abundant natural resourcesThe abundant natural resources available in the country offer great investment opportunities:
2. Low cost of local inputs and labor
Establishing a competitive advantage from the low costs of local inputs and labor is possible. Labor-intensive industries such as textile manufacturing have thrived in Madagascar with the Law on Export Processing Zone and the American AGOA provisions. The labor force is young, skilled and fast-learning.
3. Access to many markets and strategically located
With trade agreements and preferential treatment granted to some developing countries, Madagascar has an advantageous access (quota free, duty free) to the American and European markets as well as to other developed countries.
In addition, as a member of the following regional economic communities, Madagascar offers the advantage of being a good location for the ease of exporting goods and services to these markets:
Finally, strategically located between Asia and Africa and on major maritime routes, Madagascar gives an advantage to international businesses. And with the current extension of the port of Toamasina in the East and the construction of the Ehoala port in the South, Madagascar provides world-class facilities for transportation of goods.
4. Attractive business environment
The regulatory reforms and public investments in infrastructure since 2002 in the have led to improvement of the country’s business environment.
5. Peaceful and stable country
Malagasy people are peaceful by nature. Disputes and conflicts are resolved through means of amiable settlements and by rules of laws.