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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Benin (Africa). Port of Cotonou. Porto Novo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Benin (West Africa)
  2. Beninese Economy;
  3. International Trade of Benin;
  4. Port of Cotonou;
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Benin
    1. Beninese Agriculture sector;
    2. Mines and Hydrocarbons;
    3. Tourism;
    4. Infrastructure;
    5. Transport.
  6. Access to the Beninese market;
  7. Business Plan for Benin.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Benin” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Beninese Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Benin;
  3. To explore the Beninese trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To develop a business plan for the Beninese market.

Doing Business in Benin
International Trade and Business in Benin

Online Course Business in West Africa

African Student, Doctorate, Master International Business, ForeignTrade

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Benin” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in West Africa.

Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Bénin Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Benin Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Benin.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Benin”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption;
    2. AUDA-NEPAD;
    3. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB);
  4. Africa-India Cooperation;
  5. Africa-BRICS;
  6. Africa-Turkey Partnership;
  7. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  8. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  9. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  10. Africa-South America Summit;
  11. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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Islamic Organizations:

  1. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC);
  2. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB);
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  4. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

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Global Economic Organizations of Benin

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Niger Basin Authority (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali)

The Republic of Benin:

  1. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin;
  2. Porto-Novo, the administrative capital of Benin, is the second-largest Beninese city (232,000 people);
  3. Largest cities: Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Abomey-Calavi, Djougou, Kétou, and Parakou;
  4. Borders of Benin: Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Nigeria;
  5. Beninese Area: 112,622 square kilometers;
  6. Beninese Population: 10.3 million people
    1. Songhai.
  7. Official language of Benin: French;
  8. Local Beninese languages: Fon, Yoruba, and Nagot.

More information about Benin (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in Benin:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism: 1.7 million);
  2. African Traditional Religions;
  3. Islam.

Benin belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

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Beninese Economy:

  1. The economy of Benin (Africa) is characterized by a labour market dominated by the informal sector, which involves 95% of the working population and performs a major position in revenue generation;
  2. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin;
  3. Porto-Novo, the administrative capital, is the second largest city (232,000 people);
  4. Top Beninese economic sectors are agricultural and cotton production, Road infrastructure, port activities, and general construction work;
  5. Beninese GDP growth: 5%;
  6. Beninese Banking sector: 2.5% growth (driven by the international trade with Nigeria);
  7. GDP per capita: 1,700 dollars;
  8. Top exports of Bebin: raw cotton (80%), groundnuts, and palm oil.

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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