In general, Yemen has many adequate business laws on the book. The problem has been enforcement. It is not uncommon for the outcome of cases to depend on someone's relationship with government officials rather than the facts of a case.
The country, for example, has solid investment, labor and tax laws. The problem is the little transparency in implementation. Yemen must clarify procedures, create implementation regulations and install enforcement mechanisms.
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