Doing Business in Bhutan (Course)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Bhutan - Thimphu.

  1. Introduction to the Kingdom of Bhutan
  2. Bhutanese economy
  3. Doing Business in Thimphu
  4. Bhutanese industry
  5. Case Study: Gross National Happiness Index
  6. Foreign Trade of Bhutan
  7. Case Study: Tashi Group
  8. Access to the Bhutanese market
  9. Business Plan for Bhutan

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

  1. To analyse the Bhutanese economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Bhutan
  3. To explore Bhutanese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Bhutanese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Bhutanese companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Bhutanese market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Bhutan” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Course: Hinduism and Business
  2. Masters: Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Doctorates: Business in Asia, Global Trade

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English (Study, Master in International Business in French Bhoutan Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Bután) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese

  1. Credits of the Online Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Bhutan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Higher Education programs adapted to Bhutanese Students

Online Students, Master in International Business

Why study “Hinduism and Business”?

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Course: Doing Business in Bhutan





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Bhutan:

Bhutan has one of the highest per capita incomes in South Asia (1,321 dollars).

The Kingdom of Bhutan.

  1. Population of Bhutan: 768,198 people
  2. Bhutan is one of the smallest countries (38,394 square kilometres)
  3. Bhutan is a landlocked country
  4. Bhutanese Frontiers: China (Tibet) and India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh)
  5. Official language of Bhutan: Dzongkha
  6. Main Bhutanese ethnic group: Dzongs
  7. Type of Government: Unitary Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  8. King: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
  9. The capital of Bhutan is Thimphu (45% of the country's GNP)
  10. Bhutanese Internet TLD: bt

Gross National Happiness (Bhutan)

Buddhism (Vajrayana) is the main religion in Bhutan

  1. Hinduism is the second religion (30% of Bhutanese population)

Bhutan belongs to Buddhist Civilisation and the Economic Area of Hindu Civilisation

Bhutan Tashi Group (e-Course)

Bhutanese Economy.

  1. The main sectors of the economy of Bhutan are agriculture, cottage industries, and tourism
  2. The main Bhutanese crops are rice, wheat, maize, apples, and oranges
  3. Industrial sector of Bhutan (mainly located in Pasakha): cement, steel, breweries (Coca-Cola), and wood based industries
  4. Bhutanese Mineral resources: coal, slate, dolomite, gypsum, and graphite
  5. Huge hydroelectricity potential
  6. GDP per capita: 2,611 USD
  7. Bhutanese GDP growth: 5.4%
  8. The Gross National Happiness was created by His Majesty (the third Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck)
  9. Currency: Bhutanese ngultrum (BTN) and Indian Rupee (INR)

Foreign Trade of Bhutan.

  1. The largest Bhutanese export markets are India, Bangladesh, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, and Nepal
  2. The main imports are oils, parts, motors, wood charcoal, rice, and coke
  3. The main providers of Bhutan are India, China, Thailand, Singapore, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia

e-Course: Asian Clearing Union (ACU)

Bhutan Free Trade Agreements (FTA).

  1. Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with India
  2. FTA with Bangladesh
  3. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  4. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  5. South Asian Free-Trade Area (SAFTA)
  6. Bay Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC)
  7. Generalised System of Preferences (European Union)
  8. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC, Doctorate)

Bhutan is a member of...

  1. Bhutan is eligible for the European Investment Bank
  2. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. Boao Forum for Asia
  5. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  6. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  7. Colombo Plan
  8. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  9. United Nations (UN)
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. World Bank (WB)

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP, Course)

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (Master)

Bhutan-Bangladesh Free Trade Agreement (Course)



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