Business in Benin

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Benin (Africa). The Port of Cotonou. Porto Novo.

Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Benin (West Africa).
  2. Doing Business in Cotonou and Porto Novo.
  3. Beninese economy.
  4. International Trade of Benin.
  5. Port of Cotonou
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Benin
    - Agriculture sector
    - Mines and hydrocarbons
    - Tourism
    - Infrastructure
    - Transport
  7. Introduction to French
  8. Access to the Beninese market
  9. Business Plan for Benin

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Benin”:

  1. To analyse the Beninese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in Benin
  3. To explore Benin's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Benin's free trade agreements (FTAs)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Beninese market
Subject “Doing Business in Benin” is studied...
  1. Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Course: West Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Course learning materials in En or Fr Bénin Pt Benin Es Benin.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Benin”: 2 ECTS / 1 AC Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject: Doing Business in Benin
Doing Business in Benin

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Benin.

The Republic of Benin:

  1. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin.
  2. Porto-Novo, the administrative capital, is the second-largest city (232,000 people).
  3. Borders of Benin: the Republic of Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Nigeria.
  4. Area: 112,622 square kilometres
  5. Population: 10.3 million of people
  6. The official language: French
  7. Local languages: Fon, Yoruba, and Nagot

The main religion in Benin: Christianity (Catholicism: 1.7 million).

Benin belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Logistics in Benin: Port of Cotonou - Dakar-Benin-Lagos Corridor

Port of Cotonou (Benin)

Beninese economy:

Benin: an economy based on the informal sector

  1. The economy of Benin (Africa) is characterised 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 biggest city (232,000 people).
  4. Top sectors agricultural and cotton production, road infrastructure, port activities, and general construction work
  5. GDP growth: 5%
  6. The Banking sector: 2.5% growth (driven by international trade with Nigeria)
  7. GDP per capita: 1,700 dollars
  8. Top exports: raw cotton (80%), groundnuts, and palm oil

Benin's Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) - US Trade Agreement
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Cotonou Agreement
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. The European Union: Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

WAEMU Common Market

Benin is a member of:

  1. Niger Basin Authority
  2. Cooperation Forum Sino-African (Benin)
  3. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  4. Forum Africa-India
  5. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  8. African Union (AU) - Convention on Combating Corruption
  9. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  10. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  11. Africa (Benin) - BRICS
  12. Islamic Development Bank
  13. Afro-Arab cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  14. Africa (Benin) - Asia Strategic Partnership
  15. United Nations

Samples - Business in Benin

West African Economic Monetary Union

ECOWAS Economic Community West African

Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Community Sahel-Saharan States CEN-SAD

US-WAEMU Agreement



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