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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana - Gaborone.

  1. Introduction to Botswana (Southern Africa);
  2. Economy of Botswana;
  3. Key Economic Sectors:
    1. Glass;
    2. Leather;
    3. Pharmaceutical;
    4. Mining;
    5. Beef.
  4. International Trade of Botswana;
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Botswana;
  6. Case Study:
    1. Debswana (Diamonds);
    2. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation.
  7. Access to the market;
  8. Business Plan for Botswana.

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

  1. To analyze the economy and foreign trade of Botswana;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Botswana;
  3. To explore the trade relations of Botswana with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Free Trade Agreements of Botswana;
  5. To examine the company profiles in Botswana;
  6. To develop a business plan for Botswana.

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

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

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

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Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Botswana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Botsuana Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Botsuana.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Botswana”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

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Free Trade Agreements and Preferential Access of Botswana:

  1. Botswana and the Southern African Economic Area;
  2. SADC
    1. EU-SADC Free Trade Agreement.
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  4. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    1. MERCOSUR-SACU Agreement;
    2. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement;
    3. EFTA-SACU Agreement.
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  6. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
  7. AGOA (U.S.);
  8. Malawi-Botswana Trade Agreement;
  9. India-Botswana Free Trade Agreement;
  10. BADEA;
  11. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) - Guest Member.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed);
    2. AUDA-NEPAD.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. China-Africa Cooperation;
  5. Africa-India Cooperation;
  6. Africa-BRICS;
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership;
  8. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  9. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  10. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  11. Africa-South America Summit.

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Global Economic Organizations. Botswana is a member of:

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

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The Republic of Botswana:

  1. Botswana is advantageously situated in the heart of the Southern Africa region 200 million people);
  2. Botswana shares borders with Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa;
  3. The population of Botswana (2.3 million people) is growing 3.5% annually
    1. Bantu.
  4. Setswana and English are the main spoken languages in the Republic of Botswana;
  5. Batswana Capital: Gaborone;
  6. Batswana Area: 581,730 km²;
  7. Botswana is a unitary parliamentary republic;
  8. Independence of Botswana from the UK: 1966;
  9. Currency of Botswana: Pula.

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Religions in Botswana

  1. African Traditional Religions;
  2. Christianity is the most prevailing belief system in Botswana (80% of the population).

Botswana belongs to the Southern African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Economy of Botswana:

  1. The Economy of the Republic of Botswana is still dependent on the mining sector, particularly diamonds;
  2. Botswana has achieved an impressive economic efficiency over the past decades;
  3. The Economic Commission for Africa (Economic Report on Africa), places to Botswana in the lead of other five African Countries that have made largest progress in developing policies that promotes the economic growth, with the objective of the poverty reduction;
  4. The Botswana Export Development and Investment Authority, is an autonomous private organization created with the aim to promote and facilitate the establishment of export-oriented companies;
  5. The policies of the Government of Botswana include strategies that maximize the productivity and add value to the economy throughout increasing the foreign direct investment flows by an attractive and transparent fiscal and operating environment;
  6. Debswana Diamond Company is a sole partnership between the Government of the Republic of Botswana and De Beers Centenary AG;
  7. Botswana Telecommunications Corporation was created in 1980 to supply, develop, work and manage the national and international telecommunications services. The Botswana Government holds 100% of the Corporation.

Free Trade Agreements of Botswana:

The Republic of Botswana is a member of the Southern African development Community - an international trade Organization, which gives access to a potential market of 200 million people-, the Southern African Development Community has its headquarters in Gaborone.

The Republic of Botswana has preferential access to the EU through the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and to the United States through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Botswana is also a member of the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU): South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini). The Southern Africa Customs Union is negotiating several trade agreements with other countries and regions.

The Southern Africa Customs Union is also negotiating Free Trade Agreements with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), MERCOSUR, India, and the People's Republic of China.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

North-South African Transport Corridor, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania

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