Invest in Sierra Leone

Insights and advice to help international buyers and investors.

  • Strategic location with duty-free access: Well-placed air and land connections, and one of the largest natural deep-water harbours in the world, providing access to major end-markets.

  • Social and economic stability:  An investor-minded government committed to excellence through business reform and investment facilitation.

  •  Heavy investment in infrastructure: A strong focus on reliable transportation and business operations.
  •   Competitive local labour: A skilled workforce that is ambitious and eager for new work opportunities.

  •  First mover advantage: 5.4 million hectares of arable land; emerging industries; and development opportunities all primed for investment.

  •  Attractive incentive regimes: Favourable fiscal and non-fiscal investment incentives, including reduced tax rates and exemptions for key sectors. 
  •   Wide range of trade agreements with high-end markets: Duty-free access to global markets under treaties such as African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with the United States, and the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union.