Doing Business in Algeria
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Algeria.
Algerian economy. Algiers. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (The Maghreb)
- Doing Business in Algiers
- Algerian Economy.
- International Trade of Algeria
- Port of Algiers and the Port of Oran
- Business Opportunities in Algeria
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Renewable energy
- The National Agency for Investment Development (ANDI)
- Case Study:
- Ali Haddad
- Issad Rebrab
- The transport sector in Algeria.
- Introduction to Arabic and French
- Access to the Algerian Market
- Business Plan for Algeria
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Algeria”:
- To analyse the Algerian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in Algeria
- To explore Algeria's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Algeria's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the profile of Algerian businesspeople and companies
- To develop a business plan for the Algerian Market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Algeria:
Subject Description (Doing Business in Algeria).
The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Algeria: African Frontier Market. One of the richest countries in Africa. 50% of petroleum production in Africa.
Located on the south corner of the Mediterranean Sea, Algeria (Africa), part of the Great Arab Maghreb, is the tenth biggest nation in the World, the second in Africa and the first in the Mediterranean region. Algeria is a frontier market in Africa.
Algiers is the first commercial and economic centre in Algeria and the only major financial hub of the country.
- The capital of Algeria: Algiers.
- The largest cities in Algeria: Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Ghardaia, Tlemcen, Ouargla, Setif
- Area: 2,381,741 square kilometres
- The population of Algeria: 40 millions of people
- Algeria shares borders with Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Mali, Tunisia, and Western
- The official language: Arabic. French is widely used in business
- Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)
The main religion in Algeria:
- 99% of the Algerian population is Sunni Islam.
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence):
- In the secondary educational system; it is necessary the study of the Sharia.
Algeria belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation
and African Civilisation).
- Algeria is one of the richest countries in Africa.
- Algeria has a huge natural resources, including hydrocarbons
- Algeria occupies the fifteenth place in petroleum reserve (45 billion tonnes
petrol equivalent in proven reserves in petrol), the eighteenth in production and the thirteenth in exports
- Refining capacity of Algeria can reach 22 million tonnes/year.
- Algeria is the third major petrol manufacturer in Africa behind Nigeria and Libya and is the leading manufacturer of gas (near 50% of petroleum production in Africa).
- Algeria has the first African company in the energy sector. The company Sonatrach handles the international distribution of electricity and gas.
- Algeria accounts for 98% of exports by volume and 70% of tax revenues.
- The agricultural and services sectors recorded growth of 10% and 5.3% respectively.
- Ali Haddad is a Muslim Businessperson of Algeria; he is the Director ETRHB Haddad (construction).
- SAIDAL is an Algerian corporation whose
main mission is to develop, produce and market pharmaceutical products.
Trans-Africans corridors related to Algeria:
- Cairo-Algeria-Dakar Corridor
- Algiers-Lagos Corridor
Algeria's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and organisations
- Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
- Arab League
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Arab Free Trade Area
- Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
- Association Agreement European Union (EU)-Algeria