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1. Costs - No Win No Fee! 

Having long standing relationships with all our overseas partners we have agreements to provide these services on a NO WIN NO FEE basis charging the agreed commission rate against monies recovered only. 

2. Coverage in Republic of the Congo 

The Republic of the Congo is divided into twelve departments with the most populous and capital city being Brazzaville. Our local is in Brazzaville so we are centrally located to recover debts throughout all of the Republic of Congo. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. The reasons for this are they speak the debtors' language, in this case the official language is French along with many national languages Kituba and Lingala. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Republic of the Congo 

5 years but there are special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim 
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How to Instruct Us 

We simply require the following details: 
Full name & address of the debtor 
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s) 
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help) 
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Republic of the Congo Debt Collection – No Win No Fee 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only. All our international offices and partners initiate the collection processes by sending the debtors a debt collection letter to introduce their involvement. 
 
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows: 
 
The local International Debt collection Partners know: 
 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
Are in the same time zones 
 
Herewith details of our debt collection service Congo: 

Location of debt recovery office in Congo? 

Brazzaville. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

Lawyers 6, Trainees 4. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response results from debtors. 

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Congo? 

Cabinet GOMES has been operation for 29 years under Me GOMES. Before, it was known as Cabinet Jacquot et GOMES for over 10 years. Totaling over 30 years of establishment in ROC. 

What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)? 

We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates

Statue of Limitation in Congo? 

Statute of limitation for commercial Debt is 5 years. 
When the debt is civil, the statute of limitation for civil matters applies which 30 years. 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Congo? 

EU law does not apply to ROC. Debt collection is only subject to OHADA law. 

How many companies registries in Congo for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

The Commercial Register is organized in one central file with different offices across the country. Theall commercial registries are independent from each other. We count 4 with one in each major city in ROC (Brazzaville, Pointe – Noire, Dolisie and Owando). 
 
General comments regarding the process in Congo for debt collection and how differs from UK debt collection and other European countries: 

What is the debt collection process in Congo? 

STEPS TIMELINE 
1. Obtain authorization to temporarily seize assets from the competent jurisdiction (non-adversarial procedure) 1 – 4 weeks 
2. Operate seizure of asset from Banks or any third party 8 days maximum 
3. Seek a judicial title from the competent court (adversarial procedure). Process must start within one month of the seizure of assets 1 – 12  months 
4. Once judicial title is obtained – convert the temporary seizure into seizure attribution. 8 days maximum 
5. Obtain payment. 1 – 3 months 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

1-3 months. 

Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims? 

Yes. 

Details on legal service / process in Congo? 

The process will involve Lawyers and bailiff services. 

Republic of Congo Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. We provide freshly investigated Republic of Congo Company Searches which can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed. 

Republic of Congo Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Republic of Congo tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Congo debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency  services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

What is the legal system in Republic of Congo? 

The Republic of Congo legal system is based on the Napoleonic Civil law. 

What is the name of the Government Gazette in Republic of Congo? 

The Gazette in Republic of Congo is called the Journal officiel de la République du Congo - Official Gazette of the Republic of the Congo. 

Which countries border Republic of Congo? 

Republic of Congo is bordered to the northwest by Cameroon, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to the southwest by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, and to the west by Gabon

Who are the main trading partners for Republic of Congo? 

The major export and import trading partners for DRC are China, India, Netherlands, USA, Spain, France and Angola

Republic of Congo Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Republic of Congo recover overdue debts? 

The debt collection process is initiated by an introductory letter to your debtor stating the amount owed to you and informing them of our involvement. Letters are then followed up with emails and telephone calls. From our experience the most effective part of this process will be the outsourcing to a third party debt collection agency in Republic of Congo as the debtor now has to resolve the debt and can no longer hide or provide lame excuses. 

2. How long does the debt recovery agency in Republic of Congo take to process a case? 

The debt collection case will be processed immediately up receipt and a letter sent normally by email and post. You will receive an automated confirmation by return. 

3. What is the success rate for debt collection agencies in Republic of Congo? 

The success rate of the debt recovery case depends on a number of factors including the solvency of the debtor and whether the case has a legitimate dispute. Our aim is to recover every debt that is recoverable. 

4. Does the debt recovery agency in Republic of Congo operate a No Win No Fee debt collection? 

We take on all debt collection cases on No Win No Fee basis only charging the agreed commission against monies recovered. 

5. Why use a local debt recovery agency in Republic of Congo? 

The reasons for using a local Republic of Congo debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Republic of Congo speaks the local language, knows the local laws and operates in the same time zones. 

6. Are there any debts too old or too small for Republic of Congo debt collection? 

We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Republic of Congo debt collector. 

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Republic of Congo? 

Instructing the debt collectors Republic of Congo is a simple process. You just email details of the debt, debtor and amount to be recovered and the case can be initiated. 

8. What evidence do I need to provide when instructing the Republic of Congo debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Republic of Congo just provide copies of invoices/statements, debtor contact details and any relevant information you may have to assist with the recovery process. 

9. Who does the debtor pay? 

In general the debt collector in Republic of Congo will request payments to be sent directly to the client but if not possible for any reasons will take payment directly. If payment is taken then cleared funds will be processed and sent to client straight away. 

10. Can I instruct multiple cases? 

You can send unlimited debt case instructions. Our systems will automate volume cases to meet your requirements. 

11. Can you trace debtors in Republic of Congo? 

Through our network of skip tracing agents we have an extremely high success rate of locating your absconded debtor. 

12. How long does the debt collection process take? 

On average the debt collections process takes 90 days to resolve an amicable debt recovery case. There are a number of factors that can delay this process but we will keep you informed every step of the way. 

13. What are my options if debt collection in Republic of Congo is not successful? 

If the debt recovery service is not successful we will advise you of your options including legal actions. Please note no legal actions or other processes will be taken without prior instruction from you. 
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