Togo adopts new bill for innovation

03 February 2023

In Togo, the government has adopted a bill to strengthen technological and digital innovation.

The text aims to “promote the innovation ecosystem in Togo, by establishing a mechanism for labelling start-ups and companies” in the field of Tech.

This labelling will be done, with regard to objective criteria according to the government of Victoire Tomegah-Dogbe. These criteria will be based on “creativity, innovation, the creation of a strong added value, as well as the potential for growth.”

If validated by the National Assembly, the bill will aim to create an environment favourable to the modernisaation of the country’s economy through the development of digital activities in the public and private sectors.

Among other things, the bill should set up an incentive tax and customs regime to encourage the adoption and development of digital technology.

There will also be measures favourable to the emergence of technological start-ups under Togolese law.