Burundian Insurance Industry – Governance, Risk and Compliance

GlobalData’s 'Burundian Insurance Industry – Governance, Risk and Compliance' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Burundi.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together GlobalData’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Key Highlights

– The Burundian insurance industry is regulated by the ARCA

– Motor third-party liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance for doctors, professional indemnity insurance for lawyers, insurance for administrative buildings against fire or explosion, civil liability insurance for operators of commercial buildings against fire or explosion, construction risk insurance, professional liability insurance for brokers and import insurance are compulsory in Burundi

– Composite insurance is not permitted in Burundi.

– Non-admitted insurance is not permitted by law. However, risks for which local capacity is not available are permitted to be placed with unauthorized insurers

– 100% FDI is permitted in the Burundian insurance industry.

The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Burundi, including –

– An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Burundi.

– The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

– Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.

– Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Burundi.

– Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.

– Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Scope

– The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Burundi.

– The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.

– The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

– The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.

– The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Key Highlights

• The Burundi an insurance industry is regulated by the ARCA

• Motor third-party liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance for doctors, professional indemnity insurance for lawyers, insurance for administrative buildings against fire or explosion, civil liability insurance for operators of commercial buildings against fire or explosion, construction risk insurance, professional liability insurance for brokers and import insurance are compulsory in Burundi

• Composite insurance is not permitted in Burundi.

• Non-admitted insurance is not permitted by law. However, risks for which local capacity is not available are permitted to be placed with unauthorized insurers

• 100% FDI is permitted in the Burundian insurance industry.

Reasons to buy

– Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Burundi.

– Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Burundian insurance industry.

– Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.

– Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 What is this Report About?

1.2 Definitions

2 GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE

2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution

2.2 Latest Changes in Regulation

2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance

2.3.1 Life insurance

2.3.2 Property insurance

2.3.3 Motor insurance

2.3.4 Liability insurance

2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance

2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance

2.4 Compulsory Insurance

2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance

2.4.2 Professional indemnity insurance for doctors

2.4.3 Professional indemnity insurance for lawyers

2.4.4 Civil liability insurance for operators of commercial buildings against fire or explosion

2.4.5 Insurance for administrative buildings against fire or explosion

2.4.6 Construction risk insurance

2.4.7 Financial guarantee/professional liability insurance for insurance intermediaries

2.4.8 Insurance for import of goods

2.5 Supervision and Control

2.5.1 The African Insurance Organization

2.5.2 Agency of Regulation and Insurance Supervision

2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations

2.6.1 Overview

2.6.2 Intermediaries

2.6.3 Market practices

2.6.4 Fines and Penalties

2.7 Company Registration and Operations

2.7.1 Type of insurance organization

2.7.2 Establishing a local company

2.7.3 Foreign ownership

2.7.4 Types of license

2.7.5 Capital requirements

2.7.6 Solvency margin

2.7.7 Reserve requirements

2.7.8 Investment regulations

2.7.9 Statutory return requirements

2.7.10 Fee structure

2.8 Taxation

2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation

2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas

2.8.3 Corporate tax

2.8.4 VAT

2.8.5 Captives

2.9 Legal System

2.9.1 Introduction

2.9.2 Access to court

2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

3 APPENDIX

3.1 Methodology

3.2 Contact GlobalData

3.3 About GlobalData

3.4 GlobalData’s Services

3.5 Disclaimer

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions

Table 2: Burundi – Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features

Table 3: Burundi – Non-life Insurance – Commission Rates for Insurance Brokers

Table 4: Burundi – Fees for Services Rendered by the ARCA

Table 5: Burundi – Life Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 6: Burundi – Property Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 7: Burundi – Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 8: Burundi – Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework

Table 9: Burundi – Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2020

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Burundi – Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels

Figure 2: Burundi – Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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