Business in Brunei Darussalam

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the State of Brunei Darussalam (Southeast Asia)
  2. The Bruneian Economy
  3. Doing Business in Bandar Seri Begawan
  4. Petrol and gas resources of Brunei
  5. The Bruneian international trade
  6. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brunei
  7. Case Study: Business Opportunities in Brunei
  8. Access to the Bruneian Market
  9. Business Plan for Brunei

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Bruneian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Brunei Darussalam
  3. To explore Brunei Darussalam's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Brunei's Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Bruneian Market
The subject “Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Asia
  2. Diploma (Distance learning): ASEAN Markets
  3. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries, Asia, and Pacific

Master and Doctorate in International Business for the Bruneian Students.

Course learning materials in English or Spanish Brunei Darussalam French Brunei

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam:
Doing Business in the State of Brunei Darussalam

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Brunei Darussalam.

The State of Brunei Darussalam is advantageously situated in the South-Eastern region of Asia.

  1. Brunei Darussalam shares borders with Indonesia and Malaysia
  2. The capital of Brunei is Bandar Seri Begawan
  3. The official language: Malay. English is recognised language in Brunei
  4. Population: 415,717 people
  5. 66% of Bruneian are Malays (11% are Chinese)
  6. Type of Government: Unitary Islamic absolute monarchy
  7. Sultan: Hassanal Bolkiah
  8. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1984
  9. Area: 5,765 square kilometres

Religion in Brunei Darussalam

  1. 66% of the population are Muslim (Sunni)
  2. Islam is the official religion of the State of Brunei
  3. The judiciary system of Brunei Darussalam is based on English Common Law.
  4. For the Muslims, the Islamic Sariah Law substitutes civil laws
  5. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Shafi
  6. Other religions in Brunei: Buddhism (13%) and Christianity (10%)

Brunei Darussalam is a member of the Islamic Civilisation.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The Bruneian Economy.

  1. Protected by the political stability of the longest serving family monarchy in the World, and the financial security of its petrol and gas resources, Brunei Darussalam is as “green oasis at the heart of Asia.”
  2. Brunei Darussalam is a small nation by a large potential
  3. The State of Brunei ranks in the first position in the Islamic world (Human Development Index)
  4. The Bruneian people benefit from a high quality of life with (USD 31,000 per capita revenue), the second largest in the ASEAN Region
  5. The Economy of the State of Brunei has been dominated by the petrol and gas industry for the past eighty years
  6. Brunei Darussalam has no central Bank and operates a currency board system with the Brunei Dollar (B$) being pegged to the Singapore Dollar, enabling both currencies to be legally interchangeable in Brunei Darussalam and Singapore
  7. Currency: Brunei dollar (BND)

The International Trade of Brunei Darussalam.

  1. The Hydrocarbon resources account for 90% of its export and 50% of the gross domestic product of Brunei
  2. Brunei Darussalam is the fourth biggest petrol manufacturer in Southeast Asia and the ninth largest exporter of liquefied natural gas in the World
  3. Petrol and natural gas account for nearly all the Bruneian exports
  4. The top export markets of the State of Brunei are Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India, and Australia
  5. The top import partners of Brunei Darussalam are the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia), the United States, the European Union (EU), Japan, and the People's Republic of China

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation APEC

Brunei Darussalam: market access and agreements.

  1. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  2. ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
  3. Trans-Pacific Agreement (TPP)
  4. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  5. East ASEAN Growth Area
  6. Brunei Darussalam (as an ASEAN member), has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Australia-New Zealand, Canada, China, India, the European Union, Japan, Korea, Russia, the United States, Pakistan, Chile
  7. EU-Brunei Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (negotiation)
  8. Trade Preferential System of the OIC (TPS-OIC)

ASEAN-European Union Free Trade Agreement

Brunei Darussalam is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  4. Economic Social Commission Asia-Pacific (ESCAP)
  5. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership

Samples - Business in Brunei

Brunei Business

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area

ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement

ASEAN Economic Community

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP)

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement



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