Senegal offers a stable political environment, relatively good infrastructure and strong institutions. This creates an attractive set of opportunities for Dutch business investments and trade. Senegal has maintained close foreign relations with the Western world. Having a strategic geographical position, it is located on the most western part of the African continent and is bordered by Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Mauritania by land, and Cape Verde by sea. Being a member of UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union) and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa), Senegal is a heavyweight in the regional economy. Moreover, it is the fourth largest economy in the region after Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. In addition to that, it also belongs to the OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa). All those are major assets for the establishment of well-developed regional and global economic cooperation.
The Government of Senegal welcomes foreign investment and has prioritised efforts to improve the business climate. The country has the goal of becoming the regional hub for services, industry and logistics.