Tentmaker Reports

Tajikistan Report

Entrepreneurial Missions Index


General Information


6,878,637 (95th most populous country in the world)

Sunni Muslim85%
Shia Muslim5%


Aluminum, zinc, lead, chemicals and fertilizers, cement, vegetable oil, metal cutting machine tools, refrigerators and freezers

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 Tajikistan, visit https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tj.html.

Business Information

The World Bank ranks Tajikistan as 152 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 0 procedures, takes 0 days, and costs N/A% of income per capita to start a business in Tajikistan.

In order to start a business in Tajikistan, one must follow these procedures:

  1. Notarize the company statutes
  2. Deposit the initial capital in a bank
  3. Obtain confirmation letter from the tax authority confirming the absence of debt for the premises
  4. Obtain information letter confirming the legal address and location from an authorized state organ
  5. Pay and obtain receipt or copy of a bank order confirming the payment of the registration fee
  6. Register with State Registry at the Ministry of Justice
  7. Register company with the Tajik Enterprise Register
  8. Obtain permission to make a company seal
  9. Make a company seal
  10. Obtain taxpayer identification number (INN)
  11. Register with Social Fund
  12. Unblock the authorized capital and open a bank account

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 Tajikistan, visit http://www.doingbusiness.org/.



Tajikistan Economic Freedom

The annual survey Economic Freedom of the World is an indicator produced by the Fraser Institute, a libertarian think tank which attempts to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world's nations. Economic Freedom of the World index has been more widely used than any other measure of economic freedom, because of its coverage of a longer time period

Their measure of economic freedom is based on that the following standards:

  • Personal choice rather than collective choice,
  • Voluntary exchange coordinated by markets rather than allocation via the political process,
  • Freedom to enter and compete in markets, and
  • Protection of persons and their property from aggression by others.

A state will rate high when it focuses on protection of people and their property from the actions of aggressors, enforcement of contracts, and provision of the limited set of public goods like roads, flood control projects, and money of stable value and little else, but a country’s rating on the EFW summary index will fall as government expenditures increase and regulations expand.   


Tajikistan 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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