Bilateral relations between Canada and Gabon are modest but show potential for growth.
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.
Trade and Investments
Bilateral trade relations between Gabon and Canada are modest.
In 2017, two-way merchandise trade stood at $12.2 million consisting of nearly $10.7 million in exports and more than $1.5 million in imports from Gabon. Top Canadian merchandise exports to Gabon included animal products, machinery, vehicle and equipment. Top Canadian merchandise imports from Gabon comprised rubber products, wood and machinery.
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 2016-2017, Canadian international assistance was estimated at $500,000 for Gabon.
Canada supports Gabon through the Canadian Francophonie scholarship program. Since 1987, this support has facilitated access to university education for 77 Gabonese in areas such as public and school administration. Through the Canadian African Leaders of tomorrow program, Gabonese students can also receive scholarships to continue their higher education in Canada.
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