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Overview 

Togo is positioning itself as a trade and transit platform in the subregion. The legislation establishes a National Competition and Consumption Commission (CNCC), which has been operating since 2006.  

In principle, there is free pricing throughout Togo. The State does, however, intervene to determine the price of certain products and services by setting a minimum or maximum price or profit margins. The products and services whose prices are regulated include: cement, petroleum products, products of the Benin Brewery, sand, water, electricity, and urban transport services. Subject to authorization by the Council of Ministers, the Ministry responsible for trade may take exceptional and temporary measures, including fixing prices, if there is a crisis or supply shortage in the domestic market. 

The market provides essential goods and service provision that might be required by a humanitarian agency or an organization. 

For more information on company contact details, please see the following link: 4.11 Togo Additional Services Contact List

Accommodation 

Accommodation/housing is available throughout the country. In Lomé the accommodation meets minimum criteria regarding security for agencies. Lomé being a regional hub frequently hosts workshops and/or regional events thanks to the capacity to house and support large influx of demand. 

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Electricity and Power 

Togo does not produce enough power to satisfy local needs. The main source of power is the national grid expanded in 4 of 5 regions in the country. In 2010, the country's generating capacity was 161 MW and the Government's objective is to achieve a production capacity of 500 MW in 2020.There are three main operators in Togo's electricity sector: 

  • Benin Electricity Community (CEB) an international organization created by Togo and Benin
  • Togo Electricity Company (CEET) a local state-owned company
  • Contour Global Togo SA (CGT), an independent producer

The CEET provides the national public service for the distribution and sale of electricity. It relies mainly on supplies from the CEB and imports from neighbouring countries (Ghana and Nigeria). It is linked with Contour Global Togo SA by a 25-year contract of sale. The CEB has an exclusive monopoly on transport and imports then resell electricity to the CEET, which has a monopoly on distribution. Electricity prices are set by the State, at the proposal of the CEET and following a technical opinion from the Regulatory Authority. The average selling price for electricity distributed by the CEET is estimated at CFAF 122/kWh for a cost price of CFAF 125/kWh. Prices are kept low thanks to State subsidies. Important efforts are made to reduce power outages in frequency and duration. However, it is advised to have a backup system (generator) installed in homes and offices. 

Wall outlets in the Togolese Republic are Type C (CEE 7/16 Europlug) and supply electricity at 220 volts AC / 50 Hz frequency. 

Electricity and Power Summary Table 

Production Unit 

Type

Installed Capacity (MW) 

Current Production (MW) 

Benin Electricity Company (CEB) 

 Thermal/Hydroelectric 

85 (in Togo) 

25 (In Benin) 

105 

Togo Electricity Company (CEET) 

Thermal/Hydroelectric 

43.7 

43.7 

Contour Global Togo 

Thermal 

100 

100 

Financial Services 

The Togolese banking system consists of 13 banks and two financial institutions of a banking nature. The banking system and financial services are well organised. Major international credit cards are accepted in hotels, supermarketsATMs are available at bank branches and in town. 

ECOBANK TOGO 

Ecobank, whose official name is Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI), is a pan-African banking conglomerate, with banking operations in 36 African countries. It is the leading independent regional banking group in West Africa and Central Africa, serving wholesale and retail customers. It also maintains subsidiaries in Eastern and Southern Africa. ETI has representative offices in Angola, China, Dubai, France, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. 

Company Overview 

Company Name 

ECOBANK Togo 

Address 

20 Av. Sylvanus Olympio, Lomé 

 

Available? 

Comments 

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number? 

 Yes 

No limit for international organisations accredited in Togo 

Provides currency exchange?

Yes 

 

Will initiate / receive wire transfers? 

Yes 

 

Provides Loan / Credit services? 

Yes 

 

ORABANK TOGO 

Orabank Togo is a major player in the Togolese banking system offering a wide range of products and services in its network of 38 branches. The Orabank group is present in 12 countries in West Africa and Central. 

Company Overview 

Company Name 

ORABANK Togo 

Address 

Agence Principale. Place de l'indépendance x Av des Nîmes et Nicolas Grunitzky. BP 65 Lomé – TOGO. Tel: 00(+228) 22 21 36 41. Fax: 00(+228) 22 21 36 41. 

 

Available? 

Comments 

(max/min transfer or exchange amounts, etc) 

Has IBAN, BIC, or SWIFT number? 

 Yes 

No limit for international organisations accredited in Togo 

Provides currency exchange? 

Yes 

 

Will initiate / receive wire transfers? 

Yes 

 

Provides Loan / Credit services? 

Yes 

 

Clearing and Forwarding Agents 

Available, from majors to local companies. 

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Handling Equipment 

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Postal and Courier Services 

Togo's postal services market consist of the Togo Post Office (SPT), the public operator, and five private operators: DHL International Togo (DHL), Pako Fedex, Afrique Express Holding Company, SDV Service Express (formerly Universal Express), Top Chrono. The SPT and DHL International Togo dominate the market with 91 and 96 postal outlets, respectively; the other operators have some 30 outlets. The service is reliable. 

Printing and Publishing 

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Vehicle Rental 

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Waste Management and Disposal Services 

Waste Disposal – Non Hazardous 

Approximately 85% of waste generated is not collected and disposed of in a sanitary manner. Improper disposal methods include burning, household burying, and open dumping along streams and roads. There is only one landfill in Lomé, with open dumping in the rest of the country. 


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