Discusses opportunities for U.S. franchisers and legal requirements in the market.
Last Published: 11/7/2017

Franchise business arrangements in Zambia are based on British contract law rather than more-binding U.S. franchising regulations.  There is increased interest in franchising in Zambia generated by publicity and exposure to international franchise trade events.  Lack of financing options, however, remains a major obstacle to franchise business development in Zambia.
There may be opportunities for U.S. franchises in the following areas:

  • Fast Foods

  • Restaurants

  • Retail (including pharmaceutical and hardware)

  • Clinics (including specialized hospitals)

  • Hotels and Lodges

  • Internet Service Providers


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Zambia Franchising Business Management