About GSEZ

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.

Business Units

Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

A multi-sectorial industrial park of 1,126 hectares. First phase of 550 ha is already operational

New Owendo International Port

A multi purpose port with general handling cargo terminal of a capacity of 3 million tons per annum

Mineral Port

A mineral port terminal with a handling capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum developed over 45 hectares of reclaimed land


Libreville’s Leon Mba International Airport is Gabon's largest airport. GSEZ Airport is constructing a new airport which is scheduled to start operations in 2022

Latest News

Nov 14, 2018

Firm Gets €30m Afreximbank’s Facility

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.

Oct 31, 2018

The legal institutionalization of FSC certification in Gabon (commentary)

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.

Mar 08, 2018

GSEZ Ports: Gabon's economy is gearing up to ship out its value added products

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.