Gabon - Country Commercial Guide
Market Entry Strategy
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There is a very small U.S. business community in Gabon, concentrated in the oil, infrastructure, telecommunications, and accounting sectors.  Consulting with established U.S. firms in Gabon is often useful for interested U.S. investors.  Checking in with Embassy Libreville’s Political and Economic section is always advisable as the market and economic conditions are in flux (see details below).

It is advisable to have a French-speaking representative or agent in Gabon to establish business operations and liaise with government agencies.

Gabon is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), CEMAC, and BEAC.

Gabon’s location in Central Africa and relative stability gives U.S. companies good geographic proximity to other markets in the region.  As Gabon modernizes and improves existing infrastructure, there are opportunities for U.S. firms in housing, water and waste treatment, healthcare technology, cybersecurity, aviation infrastructure and maintenance, road construction, retail, and education.