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Business in Benin, Cotonou

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

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Benin (West Africa)
  2. Beninese economy
  3. International Trade of Benin
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Benin
    1. Beninese Agriculture sector
    2. Mines and Hydrocarbons
    3. Tourism
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Transport
  5. Doing Business in Cotonou, Porto-Novo, Abomey-Calavi, Djougou, Kétou, and Parakou
  6. Access to the Beninese market
  7. Business Plan for Benin
Transport and Logistics in Benin
  1. Port of Cotonou
  2. Dakar-Benin-Lagos Corridor
  3. Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway loop

Beninese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Benin and the West African Economic Area
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  7. Niger Basin Authority
  8. United States-Benin:
    1. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
    2. US-WAEMU Trade Agreement
  9. European Union-Benin:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Benin” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Beninese economy and foreign 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

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Doing Business in Beninbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in West Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade

African Student, Master International Business

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

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

Lysiane Gnansounou, Benin (Professor, EENI Global Business School) Lysiane Gnansounou, EENI Global Business School Beninese professor, academic advisor and recruiter

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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

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. Borders of Benin: Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Nigeria
  4. Beninese Area: 112,622 square kilometres
  5. Beninese Population: 10.3 million people
    1. Songhai
  6. Official language of Benin: French
  7. Local Beninese languages: Fon, Yoruba, and Nagot

More information about Benin (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Benin:

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

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

Logistics Course: 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 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

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Global Economic Organisations of Benin

Benin is a member of:

  1. Cooperation Forum Sino-African (Benin)
  2. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  3. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  7. African Union (AU)
  8. 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
  14. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  15. Africa (Benin) - Asia Strategic Partnership
  16. United Nations (UN)
  17. World Bank (WB)
  18. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  19. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Benin

West African Economic Monetary Union (Master)

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Course)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union Agreement (Course Master)

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