CotonouCarBiz is design to educate
potential clients on the procedures and
involved in automobile business in Benin Republic in its commercial city
Cotonou is heart beat of commerce in Benin Republic in West Africa. Due
to reduced tariff and free import zone, most neighboring countries prefer to
Cotonou. The encouragement from this low tariff and free import
zone has boosted commercial activities in
Cotonou to the extent that it is now
known as the biggest African car market with record of over 20,000 cars sold in a
month. The range of these vehicles are trucks, lorries, Buses, heavy duty
vehicles, jeeps and various cars. The activities of importers come in
two forms those importing from Europe and those buying
from local car parks in
Cotonou, these people could be car dealers or end-users
as the case maybe.
Cotonou the nationals involved in car business are
Nigerians, Lebanese, Europeans and some other nationals. The pioneers of this
automobile market are The Leberniese, due to their vast network in sourcing cars from
Europe and a good number of them in
Cotonou with numerous car mart, it appears
the business is more favorable to them.
African yet have found a way to have their own car marts where they sell and transfer cars
from any Vessel that berths.
Car business is lucrative
and new entrants will always find an entry point to
either by importing from Europe, or buying from importers there in
New entrants into this business who have little
finances are advised to start as commissioned agent. Although the official
language there is French but that aspect of business gives room for bilingual,
as in English and French but Arabian language is an added advantage due to the
presence of a large number Leberniese Nationals there.