Business in Angola, Luanda

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Angola. Luanda (Course, Master)

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Angola (Central Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Luanda, Huambo, Benguela, Lobito, Kuito, Lubango and Cabinda
  3. Angolan Economy:
    1. Mineral Resources
    2. Diamonds
    3. Petrol
  4. Isabel dos Santos (the richest African Women)
  5. International Trade of Angola
  6. Transport and Logistics in Angola
    1. Port of Luanda
    2. Port of Lobito
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Angola
  8. Case Study:
    1. Angola Telecom
    2. Sonangol
    3. National Diamond Company of Angola
  9. Access to the Angolan Market
  10. Business Plan for Angola
  11. History of Angola
  12. Introduction to Portuguese

The purposes of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Angola” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Angolan economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Angola
  3. To explore the trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Angolan Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Angolan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Angolan Market

The Subject “Doing Business in Angola” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: African Business, Global Trade
  3. Course: Business in Central Africa

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Angola Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Angola Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Angola

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Angola”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Angola
Isabel dos Santos (Richest African Women)





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Description of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Angola:

Angola is the fifth largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an area of 1,246,700 square kilometres

  1. Atlantic Marine linee of Angola: 1,650 kilometres
  2. Angolan territory is located on the western coast of Southern Africa
  3. Borders of Angola: The Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia
  4. Angola was a Portuguese colony (500 years).
  5. Independence of Angola: November 11, 1975 (Portugal)
  6. Angolan population: 29 million people
  7. The capital of Angola is Luanda
  8. The largest Angola cities are Luanda, Huambo, Benguela, Lobito, Kuito, Lubango and Cabinda
  9. Official language of Angola: Portuguese

More information about Angola (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Angola:

  1. Christianity (16 million) - Catholicism
  2. African Traditional Religions

Angola belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Angolan Economy:

The Republic of Angola is the largest Central African market.

Angola is the second-largest African Oil exporter (after Nigeria).
Angola is an African frontier market.
Angola is the largest Central African market.

  1. The economy of Angola (Africa) depends on the petrol sector (1% of the Angolan workforce)
  2. Angola is an African frontier market
  3. Angola is one of the fastest growing economies in the World
  4. The population (20 million people) is an essential element of the economic growth
  5. The real gross domestic product of Angola growth was 3.4%
  6. The Angolan economy is predominantly agricultural
  7. Top Angolan agricultural products are coffee, sugar-cane, sisal, maize (corn), coconut oil and peanut
  8. Angola is rich in minerals, such as diamonds, petrol, iron
  9. Huge copper, lead, phosphate, salt, gold, silver, and platinum deposits
  10. The main Angolan industries are petrol, cereals, meat, cotton, sugar, beer, cement and wood
  11. The Ministry of Tourism reported the entry of 194,326 tourists from Portugal, South America, France, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which spent $ 97 million

Angolan Petrol Sector

  1. With a 750,000 barrels per day production, Angola is the second-largest producer in Africa (after Nigeria)
  2. Analysts point to a 1,000,000 barrels per day production in the coming years

Advantages of Angola.

  1. A strong Government engagement applying economic and political reforms, leading to a free-market economy
  2. Respect for the private property and legal guarantees for the investors
  3. Flexible economic regulation
  4. One-stop-shop business, foreign direct investment aid and support international Office
  5. Abundant, available labour and skilled young people
  6. Accessibility to the raw materials and energy resources (natural gas)
  7. Strategic location (access to the Central African Markets)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Republic of Angola is governed by LAW no.11/03 of 2003.

  1. The National Private Investment Agency is the institution responsible for the international promoting, coordinating, implementing and regulating the foreign direct investment policies in Angola
  2. To bring the foreign direct investment into Angola, the Government of Angola has defined a policy of preference on foreign direct investment (FDI), which will increase the export products while replacing or reducing the imports

Sectors on which the Government is focusing:

  1. Agriculture and livestock
  2. Food products
  3. Mining
  4. Fisheries
  5. Light industry
  6. Industrial materials for construction and public work.

Logistics Course: Port of Luanda (Angola)

Angolan Foreign Trade:

Angola imports (products and services): 5 million dollars. The largest Angolan imports are:

  1. Machinery and electrical equipment
  2. Vehicles and parts
  3. Medications
  4. Food
  5. Textiles
  6. Sugar-cane
  7. Coffee
  8. Sisal
  9. Maize (corn)
  10. Cotton
  11. Cassava root
  12. Snuff
  13. Vegetables
  14. Livestock
  15. Fish and fishery products

Angola exported 14.5 million dollars (FOB). The largest Angolan exports:

  1. Petrol and derivates
  2. Diamonds
  3. Gas
  4. Coffee
  5. Sisal
  6. Fish and fishery products
  7. Wood
  8. Cotton

The largest ports of Angola: Port of Lobito and Port of Luanda.

Logistics Course: Port of Lobito (Angola)

The nearest foreign port (Southern provinces on Angola) is the Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia), via the Trans-Cunene Corridor

Trans-African Highway crossing Angola:

  1. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Lobito Corridor

Lobito Corridor (Angola, Logistics Course)

Angolan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements (FTA):

  1. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. EU-Angola
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

Documentation Foreign Trade (Master, Course)

Angola is a member of:

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  3. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  4. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Africa (Angola)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  11. Africa (Angola)-BRICS

Samples - Business in Angola

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Master Africa)

Lobito-Beira Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9)

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)



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