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Yemen, Rep. of Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


22,917,485 (48th most populous country in the world)



Crude oil production and petroleum refining, small-scale production of cotton textiles and leather goods, food processing, handicrafts, small aluminum products factory, cement, commercial ship repair, natural gas production

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the World Factbook project 4, conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). For more detailed information about Yemen, Rep. of, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ry.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Yemen, Rep. of as 0 out of 183 economies in terms of ease of doing business. The country ranks as 0 (of 183) in terms of ease of starting a business.

It requires 7 procedures, takes 13 days, and costs 93.0% of income per capita to start a business in Yemen, Rep. of.

In order to start a business in Yemen, Rep. of, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Pick up the specimen application from the Commercial Register
  2. Name reservation, license application, AOA signature, publication, and registration at the Ministry of Trade & Industry
  3. Register at taxpayer with the General Taxes Department for the payment of income tax, obtain taxation card, and register the employees and register for other taxes
  4. Apply for Chamber of Commerce membership
  5. Apply to the municipality to obtain license
  6. Register employees for the social security

Unless otherwise noted, all information included here was obtained from the Doing Business project 3, conducted by the World Bank. For more detailed information about starting a business in Yemen, Rep. of, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.


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Yemen, Rep. of Economic Freedom

The World Economic Forum (WEF) was founded in 1971 by Klaus Martin Schwab at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.  It is a non-profit foundation best known for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which brings together top business leaders, international political leaders, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss both economic and social issues facing the world.  The WEF also serves as a think tank, and publishes a wide range of reports focusing on issues of concern and importance to Forum communities. In particular, Strategic Insight Teams focus on producing reports of relevance in the fields of competitiveness, global risks and scenario thinking.  The Global Competitiveness Report measures competitiveness of countries and economic competitiveness among a wide range of factors such as corruption, tax rates, work ethic, and many others.

Yemen, Rep. of Summary


1 World Economic Forum

2 Free the World
Gwartney, James and Robert Lawson with Herbert Grubel, Jakob de Haan, Jan-Egbert Sturm, and Eelco Zandberg (2009). Economic Freedom of the World: 2009 Annual Report. Vancouver, BC: The Fraser Institute. Data retrieved from www.freetheworld.com.

3 World Bank Data

4 World Factbook Project

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