Business Opportunities in Equatorial Guinea

200xBusiness_Opportunities_Equatorial Guinea_613LHUTV9-L is the third largest producer in sub-Saharan , and the of Equatorial Guinea is dominated by the hydrocarbons sector, which accounts for roughly 75% of GDP with the extraction of crude oil, natural , and condensate. U.S. companies are the largest investors in the sector, which also includes French and Equatoguinean companies. Oil money has fueled a housing and infrastructure construction boom. Chinese, Egyptian, French, Brazilian, and Turkish companies earn most government construction contracts. The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (GREG) has recently pressured international companies to hire more Equatoguinean workers, particularly in management positions. The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is actively soliciting foreign , particularly from U.S. firms. The GREG is particularly interested in investment in agriculture and other industries that will help it diversify from the hydrocarbons sector, on which the economy currently relies. The country still presents a challenging environment for investors. Equatorial Guinea works for regional integration through the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) at the national and regional levels, but major efforts are still needed to implement the goals of the organization. EG is also a member of the Organization for the Harmonization of Law in Africa (), which provides a legal and regulatory framework. However, implementation of those laws is inconsistent and unreliable.

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Title Business in Equatorial Guinea.
Author U.S. Department of
Editor U.S. Department of Commerce (
Published 2014
Price Paperback Edition : $15.95
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