Gabon special economic zones in 2024

register company in Gabon's free zoneHealy Consultants will be pleased to assist our Clients to register their company in Gabon’s free zones (GSEZs). The Gabonese Government has launched 2 Special Economic Zones (SEZs)i) Nkok SEZ and ii) Mandji Tax-free Zone. These Gabon SEZs offer multiple benefits including:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption for 10 years;
  • No restrictions on hiring foreign labor;
  • 100% exemption from i) withholding tax ii) property tax iii) VAT and iv) import duties for 25 years;
Summary at a Glance Nkok SEZ Mandji Tax-free Zone
Total area available (in hectares) 1,100 1,500
FTZs used mostly by which industry? Timber Oil & Gas
Average annual Industrial space rent per 1000 sq. m. US$65,000 US$65,000
How long to set the company up? 3 months 3 months
How long to open company bank account? 4 weeks 4 weeks
Quality of Utilities Fair Fair
Allowed to sign sales contracts with Gabon Clients? Yes Yes
Allowed to invoice Gabon Clients? Yes Yes
Corporate tax payable in Gabon for 10 years 0% 0%
Corporate bank account Citibank Gabon Citibank Gabon
Physical office space required Yes Yes
Industrial space availability Many Many
Allowed to import raw materials? Yes Yes
Allowed to export goods? Yes Yes
Wholly foreign owned Yes Yes
Can the entity hire expatriate staff in Gabon? Yes Yes
Minimum number of directors 1 1
Minimum number of shareholders 1 1
Tax registration certificate required Yes Yes
Individual shareholders allowed Yes Yes
Corporate shareholders allowed Yes Yes
Corporate director(s) allowed No No
Public register of shareholders and directors Yes Yes
LLC company allowed? Yes Yes
Can apply for immigration visas Yes Yes
Annual audited financial statements Yes Yes

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For additional information on our free zones services in Gabon, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Simon Guidecoq, directly:
client relationship officer - Simon