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Trade in Gabon

Gabon was the world’s 94th largest exporter of goods in 2021. Export values were $7.6  billion USD. Gabon’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures, with trade representing 70.06 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Gabon is the world’s 128th largest importer of goods. Import values were $3.6 billion USD in 2021. Gabon’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products.  Gabon is part of 1 Regional Trade Agreement,  Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).

 

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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Gabonese Republic

Abbreviation

GA

Capital

Libreville

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of French civil law and customary law

Language

French

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Central African CFA franc

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • BICI Gabon - Libreville, Gabon - SWIFT: BICIGALX

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • PROMOGABON

  • Private Investment Promotion Agency (APIP)

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Industrial Property Offices

  • Industrial Property Office

  • Ministry of Industry and National Entrepreneurship

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Élevage et du Développement Rural
    Phone: +(241 1) 76 09 78

    BP 2087

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Autorité nationale responsable des notifications
    Direction générale du commerce
    Direction du commerce extérieur
    4ème étage de l'Immeuble du marché banane, B2, Awendjié

    Point d'information national (OTC)
    Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR)
    Division de l'industrie
    BP 23744
    Libreville
    Phone: (+241) 01 76 28 40
    Website: http://www.gabon.ga/

    Point d'information national
    Division de l'industrie
    BP 23744
    Libreville

    [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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