Doing Business in Albania (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Albania. Tirana.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Albania (Southeast Europe)
  2. Albanian Economy: The third chromium producer in the world
  3. Doing Business in Tirana
  4. Albanian Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Albania
  6. Access to Albanian Market
  7. Business Plan for Albania

The objectives of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Albania” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Albanian Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Albanian market
  3. To analyse trade relations of Albania with the student's country
  4. To know Albanian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for Albanian Market

The eLearning Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Albania” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Course: Business in the EFTA Countries
  2. Doctorates: Business in Europe, Global Trade
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Europe

Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to Albanian Students

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English + Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Albania Study, Master in International Business in French Albanie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Albânia.

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Doing Business in Albania”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

E-learning Courses, Diplomas (Foreign Trade)

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Albania:
EFTA-Albania Free Trade Agreement (Course)





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Albania

The Republic of Albania (Europe)

  1. Capital: Tirana
  2. Official Language: Albanian
  3. Area: 28,748 square kilometres
  4. Albanian Population: 2.7 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Albania: Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia
  7. Independence: 1912 (Ottoman Empire)
  8. In 1991, the Socialist Republic of Albania became the Republic of Albania

Religion in Albania:

  1. Islam (Sunnis): 79%
    1. Albania has signed the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
    2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Fiqh-al-Hanafi
  2. Orthodoxy (Christianity)

Albania, despite being a European country, we will also assign it to Islamic Civilisation (Central Eurasian Economic Area)

Albanian Economy.

  1. The Republic of Albania is a transition economy
  2. During the communist period, Albania was the most closed and planned country of all, and its effects are still remarkable
  3. The organised crime and corruption is a serious problem in Albania
  4. Albanian GDP (nominal): 30,660 million dollars
  5. GDP per capita: 11,885 dollars
  6. Currency: Albanian Lek
  7. Albania has the largest oil reserves (on land) in Europe
  8. Albania is the third world chromium producer (10% of world total)
  9. Mining: 40% of Albanian GDP.
  10. Entry of foreign investment in sectors such as energy and transport infrastructures
  11. The main sectors of the Albanian Economy are agriculture, food processing, wood, petroleum, cement, chemical products, mining, base metals, hydroelectric power, tourism, textile industry, and footwear
  12. Albania is rich in natural resources, has valuable copper, iron and nickel mines
  13. Albania requested accession to the European Union in 2009 (EU Enlargement)

Albanian Foreign Trade.

  1. Albanian exports have increased by 300% between 2008 and 2014
  2. The main Albanian exports are textiles and footwear, asphalt, metals and metal minerals, petroleum, vegetables, fruits, and tobacco
  3. Top Albanian exports destinations are Italy (43%), Kosovo, the United States, and China
  4. The main Albanian imports are machinery, food products, textiles, and chemical products
  5. The main suppliers of Albania are Italy (33%), China, Greece, and Turkey

International Economic Relations of Albania

Trade Relations European Union-Western Balkans

  1. Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OCI)
    1. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    2. Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    4. Albania has not ratified the framework agreement of the Trade Preferential System of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Albania is beneficiary of the Arab Development Funds
  5. Albania-Turkey Free Trade Agreement
  6. Free Trade Agreement between Albania and EFTA (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
  7. Albania-European Union Stabilisation and Accession Agreement (European Union-Western Balkans). EUROMED
  8. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  9. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  10. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  11. United Nations
  12. International Chamber of Commerce
  13. COTIF Convention
  14. World Bank
  15. World Trade Organisation
  16. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  17. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  18. Regional Cooperation Council
  19. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  20. Convention relating to Temporary Admission
  21. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Albania:
Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)

Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (Master, Europe)

European Union Enlargement (e-Course)

Islamic Chamber of Commerce (Doctorate, Master)

Albania-Turkey Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Turkey-Albania Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Central European Initiative (CEI), Course



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