Population: 2.44 million
GNP/capita: $ 500.USA
Form of government: Republic
Location: West Africa
Official. language: English
DOS. exports: minerals, rubber, diamonds, wood, coffee, cocoa, gold
DOS. the imports: machinery,transport,petroleum products, food products
Costume is not mandatory. The attire specified in the invitation. Meeting with the head of state involves a dark suit, at the meetings in the ministries enough pants and jacket are different colors. Time is not money and it is measured not by hours. However, punctuality is not exactly a foreign concept. Liberians disease and feel free. When meeting shake hands: hand shaking slightly snaps the thumb and middle finger and middle finger, to whom he shakes hands. Business cards are large and beautiful. Leadership style - authoritarian. The organization exists for the head, and not Vice versa. Liberians are polite and friendly, but try to use foreigners for their own benefit . Business Lunches and dinners are held among local officials. As Executive gift well suited ring, alcohol, hours ,literature . Try to avoid talking about politics and the master's family. Spoken in the country, usually in English and local dialects. Television news transmitted in French .
The use of alcoholic beverages without restrictions. Alcoholic beverages are an essential part of all holidays.
Local residents love to speak about politics, but You better focus on the more General and safe topics, for example, talk about the weather. Conversations about family can sometimes cause frustration.
Most of the residents are Christians.
Very common. Often with the luxurious look of the cards tend to emphasize the importance of the office of its owner.
Means wisdom. To age with respect.
Length locals - time is not money, it is not measured in hours. The year is divided into dry season and rainy season. Working time: Monday-Friday 8-12.00 and 14-16.00. Banks: Monday-Thursday 8-12.00, on Friday 8-14.00, Saturday — closed. Shops: Monday-Saturday 8-12.00 and 14-16.00.
Definitely do not necessarily mean what it says.
The Liberian dollar. Bills are not accepted. The largest coin is $ 5.
The most popular form of the friendship — request for assistance, for example, in dealing with economic issues.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Currently, the role of women in business life became visible, they are often the highest leaders of the major companies.
Green Mambo , cobras, leopards, etc., Many wild animals under threat of extinction
Both Western and local. No problem.
Handshake in Liberia : shaking arm gently snaps the thumb and middle finger thumb and middle fingers of his partner.
ALIENS / ATTITUDE
Welcome, sometimes we are 'usefully'.
You expect from a g of polite behavior and should be very polite .
It is everywhere except the Church.
The authoritarian style of leadership. Sometimes there is a feeling that the organization exists for leadership, and not Vice versa.
Between Liberians communicate on an informal Level.
Between friends made an informal appeal to each other, but at the Ministerial level do not forget the word 'Sir'.
As a rule, there is no need to wear a suit, but if in any event the suit is required, this will be soobshen in the invitation.
In the speeches of patriotism high enough. Same as country flag 'lone star'.
FOOD / CUSTOMS
'Aboriginal' will give the guest expatriate some of the local clothes, a hat or shirt. To the locals it is best to give the goods of Western origin.
Depending on the situation, a watch, a ring, alcohol, book, etc.
Executive Lunches and dinners are becoming more accepted on behalf ! the administration of the local population .
Observed on the official events .
Not an entirely unknown concept.
A WORK / SPARE TIME
The length of the working week to 48 hours. The shops are open on a rolling basis.
In response to emerging and established contacts with America's attitude towards foreigners is welcome.
Night clubs, discos, bars, restaurants, and other entertainment related Hobbies.
SEATING AT THE TABLE
According to the Protocol. Not too strict rules.
Pronounced often. Liberians virtuoso in the ability to speak, to enjoy your speech and listen to the speech of the other.
As a rule, large, it includes distant relatives. For ease of divorce, the marriages were often civil. In case of divorce, the children remain with the mother, with the exception of cases related to the financial situation of the parents.
Black — the color of mourning.
Western and local. Local food usually contains rice and strongly flavored.
Golf, tennis, swimming, Jogging and squash are not part of the business, and are completely free time.
Dark color clothes to Church on holidays, Sundays and ceremonies.
Currently they are presented during the Executive etc. of activities organized by the locals. In Monrovia can only buy imported flowers.
Official ceremonies are weddings and funerals.
13 is an unlucky number.
As a rule, in the amount of 10-15%. Someone who does not tip, do not respect.
English and local dialect. The TV news also in French.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
Local residents can still get involved sacrifices, including human. Many educated Liberians are addicted to such rituals. National holiday - 25.7.