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Business in the Bahamas, Nassau

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Bahamas - Nassau

  1. Introduction to the Bahamas (Caribbean)
  2. Bahamian Economy
  3. Bahamian Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Bahamas
  5. Business Opportunities in the Bahamas
    1. Set-up a business in the Bahamas
  6. Freeport Grand Bahamas
  7. Case Study: Financial services in the Bahamas
  8. Access to the Bahamian Market
  9. Business Plan for the Bahamas

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

  1. To analyse the Bahamian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Bahamas
  3. To explore the Bahamian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Bahamian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Bahamian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Bahamasbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: American Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in America, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in the Caribbean

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted for the Caribbean students

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates, Business)

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bahamas Study, Master in International Business in French Bahamas Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Bahamas

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in the Bahamas
International Trade and Business in the Bahamas





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Bahamas.

Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements of the Bahamas

  1. The Bahamas and the Caribbean Economic Area
  2. Association of Caribbean States (the Bahamas)
  3. CARICOM
    1. Colombia-Bahamas (CARICOM) Agreement (FTA)
    2. CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
    3. Costa Rica-Caribbean Community (the Bahamas)Agreement
    4. CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement
  4. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)
  5. Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement (CARIBCAN)
  6. United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
  7. Caribbean Development Bank
  8. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (in process of accession)
  2. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  3. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  4. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  5. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
  6. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)

Costa Rica-CARICOM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...) Free Trade Agreement

American Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Organisation of American States (OAS)
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  3. Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  4. European Union-CELAC Summit
  5. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Global Organisations

  1. World Bank (WB)
  2. Commonwealth
  3. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  4. World Bank (WB)
  5. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  6. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

  1. Bahamian Capital: City of Nassau (254,132)
  2. Official language of the Bahamas: English
  3. Bahamian Population: 306,000 inhabitants
  4. 83% of the Bahamian population are Afro-Bahamian
  5. Bahamian Area: 13,878 square kilometres
  6. Parliamentary democracy
  7. Literacy rate of the Bahamas: 95%
  8. Near countries: U.S. (Florida), Haiti
  9. The Bahamas has more than 700 Islands
  10. Independence of the Bahamas: 1973 (United Kingdom)

Main religion in the Bahamas: Christianity (35% are Baptists)

The Bahamas belongs to the Caribbean Economic Area of the Western Civilisation.

Bahamian Economy.

  1. Open economy
  2. The Bahamas is a developing country
  3. Top economic sectors of the Bahamas: financial services and tourism
  4. Financial services: 15 percent of the Bahamian GDP
  5. Stable investment climate
  6. Nassau Harbour: allow world's largest passenger vessels
  7. Business Opportunities in agricultural and marine resources sectors, offshore medical centres, and second homes
  8. Low-tax environment
  9. Stable currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
  10. The Bahamas is a member of the British Commonwealth
  11. Freeport Grand Bahamas (Free Trade Zone)
  12. Growing of ship registries (1,500 vessels) in the Bahamas

Colombia-Bahamas (CARICOM) FTA:
CARICOM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...)-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Samples - Business in the Bahamas

CARIFORUM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...)-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement

Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act. U.S Trade Partnership

European Union-CARICOM (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Caribbean Community CARICOM (Single Market and Economy). Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica...

Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Caribbean Expanded Economic Space

Caribbean Development Bank (Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname...)



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