Canada-Gabon Relations

Diplomatic Relations

Bilateral relations between Canada and Gabon are modest but have growing potential.

Canada in Gabon

Canada established diplomatic relations with Gabon in 1963. In Gabon, Canada is represented by the Canadian High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon since 2005. Canada also has an Honorary Consulate in Libreville, the capital of Gabon.

Gabon in Canada

Gabon has been represented in Canada by an Embassy in Ottawa since 1971 and also has an Honorary Consul in Montréal.

Common Memberships

Both countries are maintaining ties through international organisations such as the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the United Nations.

Trade and Investments

Trade Relations

Bilateral trade relations between Gabon and Canada are growing.

In Central Africa, Gabon was ranked as Canada’s 2nd largest export destination (behind Cameroon) in 2015.

In 2015, two-way merchandise trade stood at $50 million consisting of $32.1 million in exports and $17.9 million in imports from Gabon. Top Canadian merchandise exports to Gabon include meat, machinery and articles of iron and steel. Top Canadian merchandise imports from Gabon comprise mainly of wood and wood articles, rubber and machinery.

Trade Agreements

Canada and Gabon signed an Avoidance of Double Taxation Convention on November 14, 2002, which came into effect on January 1, 2009.

Development and Humanitarian Assistance

In 2014-2015, Canadian development assistance was estimated at $0.6 million for Gabon.

For more information on projects with Gabon, see DFATD’s Project Browser.

Canada provides training grants to Gabon through the Canadian Francophonie Grants Program.

Other Relevant Information

 

June  2016


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