Company Register 55% open


What data is expected?

A list of registered companies and key data about each company. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Physical company location
  • Unique identifier per company
  • Company owner
  • Date of registration (and dissolution)
  • Financial statements per company, per year
  • Register available for entire country
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No The register itself does not have time stamps. I therefore would assume the data is not up-to-date.
In an open and machine-readable format XLS Data can be exported in XLS
location - Company register in General Directorate of Taxation In fact, this is the best dataset relating to this sector. Other dataset spresented by other institutions are outdated or incomplete.
Collected by government Yes In fact, in Cameroon, several institutions collect information about companies : National Institute of Statistics, Cameroon Chamber of Commerce, Directorate General of Taxation, etc. I tried to find data on website of Chamber of Commerce, identifying the website name and do Google site searches ( "entreprise" AND "registre"). The NSO provides statistics on registered enterprises (outdated data from 2009 and 2010 , as well as lists of the 100 biggest enterprises in terms of turnover.
findable_steps I am used to the website.
characteristics Name of company, Physical company location, Unique identifier per company, Register available for entire country This register lists the names of taxpayers (legal persons), including individuals and companies. I identified companies based on the names of the legal person. Also the register identifies economic activities for each person, Legal persons are identified by a unique identification number called NIU (numero d’identification unique). Owner name is not explicitly provided as a column name. Companies have no owner name provided at all. Individual persons may count as owner, but that does not qualify.
Controlled access Yes
Collector name Directorate General of Taxation

Meta data

Data location - Company register in General Directorate of Taxation
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Charlie Martial NGOUNOU
Last modified   Fri May 11 2018 19:56:49 GMT+0000 (UTC)