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Business in Gabon. Gabonese Economy

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Syllabus of the Subject

Port of Libreville. Gabonese Foreign Trade. Mining Sector

  1. Introduction to the Gabonese Republic (Central Africa)
  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 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

Ports of Gabon

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

  1. To analyze the Gabonese Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Gabonese Republic
  3. To explore the Gabonese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Gabonese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Gabonese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Gabonese market

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Gabon” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in Central Africa.

Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa

Master in Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English of Study Doctorate in International Business in French Gabon Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gabão Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Gabón.

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in the Gabonese Republic

Gabonese Economy: Petroleum, timber, and manganese.

African Economic Integration

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Rotterdam Rules

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Islamic Development Bank
  2. OIC
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  4. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. OPEC Fund for International Development
  2. UN
  3. WB
  4. IMF
  5. FAO
  6. World Health Organization
  7. WTO
  8. OIF

Gabon: a strategic position in Central Africa.

  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: Libreville, Franceville, Moanda, Port-Gentil, and Oyem
  7. Gabonese population: 1.9 million people
  8. The area of Gabon is 267,667 km²
  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 Business Portal).

Religions in Gabon:

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

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism) Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Albert Schweitzer in Gabon.

Gabon belongs to the Central African Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

  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 China
  5. The second largest producers, Shell Gabon (3.5 million tones) and Total Fina Elf became Total (5 million tones) 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.

International Trade and Business in the Gabonese Republic:
International Trade and Business in Gabon

  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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