Central African Republic

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Central African Republic
Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a independent landlocked state, previously part of French Equatorial Africa. It is bordered by Chad on the north, Sudan on the east, the People’s Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo on the south, and Cameroon to the west.

Area: 622 984 km2

Population: 4,709,000

Capital: Bangui

Currency: CFA Franc

GDP: $3.411 billion (2017)

Internet domain: .cf

Languages: French, Sango (official languages)

Working week: Monday – Friday

Exports: Diamonds; cotton; coffee; timber; tobacco

Imports: Food; textiles; petroleum products; machinery; electrical equipment; motor vehicles; chemicals; consumer goods

  • Trade Marks

    Trade mark protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Patents

    Patent protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Designs

    Design protection is obtainable only in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI IP office.


  • Copyright

    Provision is made for copyright protection in OAPI member countries in terms of the Bangui Agreement.

  • Plant Breeders' Rights

    Provision is made for plant breeders’ rights to be obtained in terms of the Bangui Agreement by way of a filing with the OAPI office.