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Trade and Business in Gabon, Libreville

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Gabon. Libreville

  1. Introduction to the Gabonese Republic (Central Africa)
    1. Libreville, Franceville, Moanda, Port-Gentil, and Oyem
  2. Gabonese economy
    1. Industry sector in Gabon (Mining, Energy)
    2. Services sector in Gabon (Transport and telecommunications)
    3. “Green Gabon” (Agriculture and timber industry)
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Gabon
  4. Ports of Gabon: Libreville and Port Gentil
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Gabon
    1. Telecommunications and Information and communication technologies (ICT)
    2. Agriculture
    3. Infrastructures
    4. Natural resources
    5. Energy
    6. Housing
    7. Tourism and ecotourism
  6. Case Study (*):
    1. Zain Gabon
    2. Sigall
    3. Import Prix
    4. Komo
  7. Access to the Gabonese market
  8. Business Plan for Gabon

(*) Only available in French.

The purposes of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Gabonese Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Gabonese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Gabonese Republic
  3. To explore the Gabonese trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Gabonese Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Gabonese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Gabonese market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Gabon” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in Central Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates, Foreign Trade, International Business)

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  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Gabon”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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International Trade and Business in Gabon

Description: Foreign Trade and Business in the Gabonese Republic

Gabonese Economy: Petroleum, timber, and manganese.

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Gabonese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Gabon and the Central African Economic Area
  2. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  3. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (U.S. AGOA)
  6. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  7. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, and Chad.

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Gabon: a strategic position in Central Africa.

Gabonese Republic

  1. The position of the Gabonese Republic (Atlantic Coast, bordering the Central African economies) allows to become a truly international platform, a strategic point for access to the Central African Markets
  2. Political system: Democratic Republic
  3. Borders of Gabon: Cameroon, Congo, and Equatorial Guinea
  4. Gabon is an upper-middle-income country
  5. Capital of Gabon: Libreville (500,000 people, 33% of the Gabonese population)
  6. Other cities of Gabon: Franceville, Moanda, Port-Gentil, and Oyem
  7. Gabonese population: 1.9 million people
    1. Bantu
  8. The area of Gabon is 267,667 square kilometres
  9. Official language of Gabon: French
  10. Population growth: 2.4%
  11. Life expectancy in Gabon: 63 years
  12. Literacy rate: 84%
  13. Gabonese Currency: Central African CFA
  14. Gabon obtained its independence from France in 1960

More information about Gabon (EENI African Portal).

Religions in Gabon:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism 75%)
  2. African Traditional Religions
  3. Islam

Albert Schweitzer in Gabon.

Gabon belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

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  1. The economic welfare of Gabon (Africa), its geographical position, political stability, and the social guarantees have already promoted many foreign investors to locate in Gabon
  2. The non-Petroleum sector of Gabon growth was robust, driven by rising commodity prices
  3. The Gabonese economy has slowed because of the impact of the global crisis on the three leading sectors of the Gabonese economy: timber, manganese, and petroleum
  4. Gabon has twenty-three Petroleum companies, including nine North American, five European, two Australian, two South African, and one from the People's Republic of China
  5. The second largest producers, Shell Gabon (3.5 million tonnes) and Total Fina Elf became Total (5 million tonnes) were both on 70% of Gabonese Petroleum
  6. Rail transport: Franceville-Libreville
  7. Access to the Port of Pointe Noire (Congo)

To guarantee the exploitation of its natural resources, Gabon has put in place a legal and fiscal framework for the Foreign direct investment (FDI).

  1. Creation in 2002, of the Private Investment Promotion Agency. The main objective is to advise to the foreign investors, and facilitating  administrative procedures related to business creation
  2. Creation in 2005 of the Free Zone Mandji (Port-Gentil)

The Industrial Society of Gabon is a limited company with a capital of 950 billion CFA francs. Created in Libreville in 1975, SOGI is a leader in Gabon in the construction sector industrial and one of the first players in the Central African region.

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