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Ease of Doing Business in

Gabon

Gabon Download Profile (1718.6KB, pdf)
Region Sub-Saharan Africa
Income Category Upper middle income
Population 1,725,292
GNI Per Capita (US$) 9,210
City covered Libreville

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DB 2017 Rank

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100

DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 164 161 down
3
45.88 46.16 down
0.28
Starting a Business 152 144 down
8
76.28 76.14 up
0.14
Dealing with Construction Permits 167 164 down
3
53.33 53.31 up
0.02
Getting Electricity 158 154 down
4
47.05 46.97 up
0.08
Registering Property 175 175
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37.80 37.80
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Getting Credit 118 109 down
9
40.00 40.00
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Protecting Minority Investors 158 157 down
1
38.33 38.33
-
Paying Taxes 161 160 down
1
53.00 53.00
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Trading across Borders 166 165 down
1
43.94 44.43 down
0.49
Enforcing Contracts 177 172 down
5
32.84 35.29 down
2.45
Resolving Insolvency 123 121 down
2
36.18 36.29 down
0.11

Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 152

DB 2016 Rank: 144

Change in Rank: down8

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 76.28

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 76.14

Change in DTF (% points): up0.14

Standardized Company
Legal form: Société à Responsabilité Limitée (SARL) - Limited Liability Company
Paid-in minimum capital requirement: XAF 500,000
City: Libreville
Indicator Gabon Sub-Saharan Africa OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 7.0 7.8 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 50.0 27.3 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 14.3 54.0 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 7.0 7.9 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 50.0 27.5 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 14.3 54.1 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 10.8 33.1 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
    1

    Deposit the legally required capital in a bank and obtain the deposit evidence

    Agency: Bank

    Either the founder or the notary public deposits the initial capital in a bank and obtains the deposit evidence.
    2 days no charge
    2

    Verify and reserve the company name

    Agency: Centre de la propriété industrielle du Gabon (CEPIG)

    To avoid future lawsuits, the founders must pick a name not already in use.
    1 day XAF 35,000
    3

    Deposit and register the company’s articles of association with the public notary

    Agency: Public Notary

    The notary public issues a certificate of payment of the initial capital.
    14 days Notary fees will depend on the amount of the capital. They can vary between FCFA 300,000 and FCFA 1,000,000 approximately
    4

    Deposit documents for registration with ANPI-Gabon

    Agency: Agence Nationale De Promotion Des Investissements Du Gabon

    Agence Nationale De Promotion Des Investissements Du Gabon (ANPI-Gabon) registers the company statutes with the Ministry of Finance (Administration de Domaines), completes the company registration with the court clerk (greffier du tribunal) at the Ministry of Justice (registration number and k-bis), and obtains the tax identification number. To complete these registrations, ANPI-Gabon must forward the documents to the relevant agencies. In principle, the Direction des Impots, the Greffe de la Court and should have a representation at the one-stop shop, but since its inception the relevant administrations have not been able to place a representative at the one-stop shop. Instead the representatives of ANPI-Gabon request the relevant documents from the relevant authorities on behalf of the applicant. Alternatively, a notary/lawyer handles relevant authorizations.
    30 days XAF 50,000+ XAF 60,000 (registration fees) + XAF 80,000 (stamps)
    * 5

    Pay fees and obtain receipt

    Agency: Cashier

    After depositing the documents, the founder pays the fees at the cashier and obtains a receipt.
    1 day (simultaneous with previous procedure) included in procedure 5
    6

    Publish the notice of company formation in a legal journal (Hebdo-informations)

    Agency: Hebdo-informations

    New businesses must publish a notice of their company formation in a legal journal (Journal Officiel or Hebdo-informations).

    It takes from 2 to 30 days to complete this procedure.
    2 days XAF 60,000
    7

    Register the employees with the Social Security Authorities

    Agency: CNSS et CNAMGS

    This procedure is often not completed in practice.
    1 day no charge

    * Takes place simultaneously with previous procedure.