There are no formal restrictions on cover.
There are no formal restrictions on cover for transactions with private buyers.
No cover facilities available for public buyers. Transactions with state-owned buyers can be covered on a case-by-case basis provided that they are established as private sector organizations and operate without recourse to public funds.
If the foreign buyer’s creditworthiness is inadequate, bank security is required.
The assessment of a bank for acceptance as a guarantor or borrower is carried out case by case on the basis of informative documents and taking into account the risk involved.
Country information on commercial practices, business climate, market analyses, law, import procedures, customs duties can be found on the website of Germany Trade & Invest (gtai, https://www.gtai.de).
The most important GTAI country information on Africa can be found at a glance on the Africa Business Guide (German version, www.africa-business-guide.de).
You can find more detailed information on the G20 initiative „Compact with Africa“ (www.compactwithafrica.org).