Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) started in 2010 as a joint venture between Olam International Ltd., the Republic of Gabon, and Africa Finance Corporation with a mandate to develop infrastructure, enhance industrial competitiveness and build a business-friendly ecosystem in Gabon.
The SEZ offers a unique fiscal status which provides a stable and competitive economic climate for companies intending to settle. Presently, the zone is home to more than 141 investors coming from 18 diﬀerent countries.
Gabon Special Economic Zone is rapidly emerging as West Central Africa’s manufacturing hub.
A multi-sectorial industrial park of 1,126 hectares. First phase of 550 ha is already operational
A multi purpose port with general handling cargo terminal of a capacity of 3 million tons per annum
A mineral port terminal with a handling capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum developed over 45 hectares of reclaimed land
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Cairo has signed an agreement, granting a €30 million revolving trade financing facility to Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations du Gabon (CDC Gabon) to support the operations of the tenants of the Gabon Special Economic Zone and to provide them with the capacity to export their products.
Gabon’s President Ali Bongo announced on September 26, during a visit to a Rougier wood processing plant, that all forest concessions in Gabon will have to be certified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard by 2022. There are about 40 active logging concessions in Gabon, covering nearly 16 million hectares or nearly 40 million acres.
Gabon Special Economic Zone (SEZ) already houses over 80 factories processing timber with investments of USD 1.7 billion. The economy is gearing up to ship out its value added products through the new international port, a general cargo multipurpose port.