Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Burundi. Bujumbura.
- Introduction to the Republic of Burundi (Central Africa).
- Doing Business in Bujumbura.
- Burundian Economy
- International Trade of Burundi
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Burundi
- Infrastructure and logistics
- Mining sector
- Food and beverages
- Industry and manufacture
- Financial services
- Information and communication technologies (ICT)
- Real Estate
- Case Study: Inter Cafe Burundi
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Burundi
- Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API)
- Introduction to French and Swahili
- Access to the Burundian Market
- Business Plan for Burundi
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Burundi”:
- To analyse the Burundian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in Burundi
- To explore Burundi's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Burundi's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To develop a business plan for the Burundian Market
Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Burundi:
Subject summary (Doing Business in Burundi).
Burundi: exporter of cobalt, copper, and coffee. Landlocked country.
One of the ten poorest countries in the World.
The Republic of Burundi is located in Central Africa and is one of the ten poorest countries in the World.
- Area: 27,834 square kilometres
- Burundian population: 9.8 millions of people.
- The official languages: Kirundi and French
- The capital of Burundi: Bujumbura (340,000).
- Other largest cities: Gitega, Muyinga, Ngozi
- Independence: 1962 (Belgium)
- Burundian Government: Presidential representative democratic Republic
- Neighbours of the Republic of Burundi: Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Religion in Burundi: Christianity (Catholicism:
Burundi belongs to the Central African Economic Area
and the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
The agricultural sector of the Republic of Burundi continues to remain the pillar of the Burundian economy. The main cash crops of Burundi (tea and coffee) are the main drivers of economic growth and make up
a significant proportion of exports of Burundi.
Coffee production achieved 31,000 tonnes. The increase
was due to the favourable response from farmers after the “Office du café du
Burundi” augmented the price it pays farmers by 44%.
- GDP growth: 4.6%
- Agriculture: 27% of GDP. 60% of Burundian exports
- Public services: 25% of GDP
- Manufacturing: 12%
- The inflation: 7.8%
- The main natural resources of Burundi are cobalt and copper.
- Top exports of Burundi are coffee and sugar.
- Small industries subsist excluding the processing of agricultural exports.
- Petroleum, nickel, copper, and other natural resources are explored.
The body responsible for attracting FDI: Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API).
- Central Corridor
- Northern Corridor
The nearest ports:
- Port of Mombasa (Kenya)
- Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania, Rail)
Burundi has preferential access:
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- East African Community (EAC)
- Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
- Cotonou Agreement (Europe)
- Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
- Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- East African Community-US Trade Agreement
Burundi is a member of...
- African Development Bank
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- Nile Basin Initiative
- Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
- International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
- Africa (Burundi)-Asia Strategic Partnership
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Forum Africa-China
- Africa (Burundi)-BRICS
- African Union (AU)
- Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- World Trade Organisation (WTO), Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific, FAO, G-77, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN), Conference on Trade and Development, UNESCO, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), WHO, World Intellectual
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