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Gabon Investment Barriers

Discuss trade with Gabon: import licensing & documentation, investment barriers, labeling requirements, and prohibited imports.

Gabon Investment Barriers

Postby bridgat » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:26 am

The investment code allows foreign companies with head offices in Gabon to enjoy the same rights as Gabonese companies. The investment code follows the general model used in French speaking Africa, which has taken steps under the OHADA (Organization for Harmonizing Commercial Law and Accounting) agreement to increase uniformity. Gabon has traditional and long lasting ties with France. France provides the bulk of Gabonese imports, but South Africa, the U.S., and other European countries are increasing sales. French companies dominate the private sector, and over 10,000 French nationals reside in Gabon. The French government offers some grants and concessional financing, which tend to offer some competitive advantage to french firms. Other European, Middle Eastern, and West African entrepreneurs provide some services.

There are no significant restrictions on repatriation of earnings and capital. Corruption and bribery exist in Gabon and can be a barrier to the entrance of U.S. firms.
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