1. Costs - No Win No Fee! 

Having long standing relationships with all our overseas partners we have agreements to provide these services on a NO WIN NO FEE basis charging the agreed commission rate against monies recovered only. 

2. Coverage in Gabon 

Gabon is divided into 9 provinces and further subdivided into 50 departments.  Our local partner is in Libreville where we recover debts in all provinces throughout Gabon. 

3. Local Experience 

Unlike many of our competitors all cases are handled by the local office or partner. Debtors in Gabon can speak multiple languages: the official language is french, but the principle African language is Fang.  Some of the population also speaks Eshira and Bantu with different dialects.  The local offices are able to communicate with the debtors in their appropriate language. We also understand the local cultures and know all the legal processes. These are reasons why Creditreform are the ideal people to help you in collecting debts from overseas. 

4. Statute of Limitation in Gabon 

The statute of limitation is unknown and there are many special exemptions so whatever the age please contact us and we will advise if we can assist with your claim 
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How to Instruct Us 

We simply require the following details: 
Full name & address of the debtor 
All available contact details of the debtor i.e. contact name(s) / Tel / Mobile / Email(s) 
Amount owed (Invoice(s) or Statement will help) 
Or ask us to call you – just leave us your details: 

Gabon Debt Collection – No Win No Fee 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International debt collections service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international debt collection agency partners in every country worldwide. All our International debt collection agency partners and offices operate on a No Win No Fee basis charging an agreed commission against monies recovered only. All our international offices and partners initiate the collection processes by sending the debtors a debt collection letter to introduce their involvement. 
Main reasons why a local country debt recovery agency is so important rather than trying to recover from a debt collection agency UK are as follows: 
The local International Debt collection Partners know: 
The local cultures 
The best methods of initiating debt recovery letters and processes 
The languages 
The laws 
Are in the same time zones 
Herewith details of our debt collection service Gabon: 

Location of debt recovery office in Gabon? 

Libreville. All debt collection letters are sent by the local head office. 

Number of debt collection staff? 

5-10. Each staff member is allocated a client and all their debt collection letters are personalised in order to effect the best response results from debtors. 

How long have you been operating a debt recovery service in Gabon? 

We have been operating an African debt collection service on a no win no fee basis in Gabon for over 10 years. Gabon is included on our debt collection agency list

What type of debt collection services do you provide? Do you do commercial debt recovery (B2B) and consumer debt recovery (B2C)? 

We handle both Business to Business debt recovery cases and Business to Consumer debt collections cases. There is different content for business to business debt collection letter templates and business to consumer debt collection letters templates

Statue of Limitation in Gabon? 

Gabon civil litigation statute of limitations is a law that time limits a plaintiff’s right to bring a claim against a defendant. The statute of limitations in Gabon is 4 years. However, if an action has been taken within this time then the statute of limitations time will be extended to account for this. Once the specified time period elapses then no action can be taken through the legal processes unless the plaintiff is able to prove exceptional circumstances. Other Statute of Limitations include: 
Gabon Open Account Years – 4 years 
Gabon Promissory Notes – 4 years 
Gabon Written Contracts – 4 years 
Gabon Oral Agreements – 4 years 

How EU (European Union) laws effect debt collection in Gabon? 

The EU has no real effect on Gabon. 
Gabon is in discussions over a free trade agreement (FTA) with European Union as part of 7 Central African countries. This is referred to as an Economic Partnership Agreement and negotiations started in 2003 but were paused until further notice in 2011. The other Central African member states are Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sao Tome and Principe

How many companies registries in Gabon for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

There is 1 company registry in Gabon which is called Investment Promotion Agency - Agence Nationale de Promotion des Investissements du Gabon, ANPI Gabon located at 104 Rue Gustave Anguille, Immeuble Serena, B.P. 3403, Libreville, Gabon. 
We have access to Gabon Company Registry searches to find out who further background information on all Gabon companies. 

What is the debt collection process in Gabon? 

Pre court action via debt recovery letters, emails and telephone calls. Site visits are possible. 

Average length of time to collect a debt? 

The average time taken to recover a Gabon B2B debt collection case varies from case to case. 

Can late payment fees / interest to be added to claims? 

Unfortunately late payment interest is unlikely to be enforceable for Gabon debt collection cases, 

Details on legal service / process in Gabon? 

There are five court levels in Gabon: 
Judicial Supreme Court, Administrative Supreme Court, Accounting Supreme Court, The Constitutional Court and The Court of State Security 

Gabon Business Credit Reports 

Creditreform provides over 88 million international business credit reports throughout Europe and 200 million international business credit reports worldwide. We provide freshly investigated Gabon Credit Reports which can be done prior to trading to make sure the company you will be dealing with can meet the commitment or once the debt becomes overdue to ensure the debtor can meet the amount owed. 

Gabon Skip Tracing Agents 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert local Gabon tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This debtor tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Debt Recovery Experts 

There are many unique requirements to recovering international debts in all countries including Gabon debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert international debt collection agencies and not from debt collectors UK. This method of international debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases try and recover debts from a UK debt collector only. Using the local offices and partners enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

What is the legal system in Gabon? 

The Gabon legal system is based on the French civil law system. 

Which countries border Gabon? 

Gabon is bordered by Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south as well as the islands of Sao Tome and Principe which are situated off the coast. 

Who are the main trading partners for Gabon? 

The main trade markets for Gabon are USA, China, Spain and France

What is the Supreme Court in Gabon? 

The Supreme Court for Gabon is called the 'Supreme Court of Gabon' 

Gabon Debt Collection Agency FAQs 

1. How does a Debt collection agency in Gabon recover overdue debts? 

The debt collection process is initiated by an introductory letter to your debtor stating the amount owed to you and informing them of our involvement. Letters are then followed up with emails and telephone calls. From our experience the most effective part of this process will be the outsourcing to a third party debt collection agency in Gabon as the debtor now has to resolve the debt and can no longer hide or provide lame excuses. 

2. How long does the debt recovery agency in Gabon take to process a case? 

The debt collection case will be processed immediately up receipt and a letter sent normally by email and post. You will receive an automated confirmation by return. 

3. What is the success rate for debt collection agencies in Gabon? 

The success rate of the debt recovery case depends on a number of factors including the solvency of the debtor and whether the case has a legitimate dispute. Our aim is to recover every debt that is recoverable. 

4. Does the debt recovery agency in Gabon operate a No Win No Fee debt collection? 

We take on all debt collection cases on No Win No Fee basis only charging the agreed commission against monies recovered. 

5. Why use a local debt recovery agency in Gabon? 

The reasons for using a local Gabon debt collection agency than processing from a different country is the debt collector in Gabon speaks the local language, knows the local laws and operates in the same time zones. 

6. Are there any debts too old or too small for Gabon debt collection? 

We will assess all debt cases, irrelevant of age and size and then advise the best processes to recover these through the Gabon debt collector. 

7. How do I instruct the debt collectors in Gabon? 

Instructing the debt collectors Gabon is a simple process. You just email details of the debt, debtor and amount to be recovered and the case can be initiated. 

8. What evidence do I need to provide when instructing the Gabon debt collector? 

When instructing the debt collector in Gabon just provide copies of invoices/statements, debtor contact details and any relevant information you may have to assist with the recovery process. 

9. Who does the debtor pay? 

In general the debt collector in Gabon will request payments to be sent directly to the client but if not possible for any reasons will take payment directly. If payment is taken then cleared funds will be processed and sent to client straight away. 

10. Can I instruct multiple cases? 

You can send unlimited debt case instructions. Our systems will automate volume cases to meet your requirements. 

11. Can you trace debtors in Gabon? 

Through our network of skip tracing agents we have an extremely high success rate of locating your absconded debtor. 

12. How long does the debt collection process take? 

On average the debt collections process takes 90 days to resolve an amicable debt recovery case. There are a number of factors that can delay this process but we will keep you informed every step of the way. 

13. What are my options if debt collection in Gabon is not successful? 

If the debt recovery service is not successful we will advise you of your options including legal actions. Please note no legal actions or other processes will be taken without prior instruction from you. 
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