Several time, the preceding governments launched the ultimatum to expatriates who exert the small trade in DRC. The time granted to them to stop their activity always expired.
The case of the order-law number 79-021 of August 2, 1979 which holds the practice of the small trade in DRC to the nationals. Another order-law of August 8, 1990 stipulates clearly that "the small trade can be exerted only by Congolese people".
"Expatriates must be limited to make the import trade as well as wholesale and wholesale trade. The retail trade is reserved for Congolese people. And it is a law which has existed for more than 40 years ", had said ministers having the Trade in their attribution, promising sanctions against refractories.
But meanwhile, in the markets of Kinshasa, expatriates continue to exert the small trade.
The Federation of the companies of Congo (Fec) was favorable to the application of this measure. But the director of Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) at Fec, John Kono, estimated in July 2015 that the Minister in charge of the Economy should concentrate himself on certain problems related to the application of the order-law of 1979…
Corneille Kinsala N’soki