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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Burundi. Bujumbura.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Burundi (Central Africa);
  2. Doing Business in Bujumbura;
  3. Burundian Economy;
  4. International Trade of Burundi;
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Burundi
    1. Infrastructure and logistics;
    2. Agriculture;
    3. Tourism;
    4. Mining sector;
    5. Food and beverages;
    6. Industry and Manufacture;
    7. Energy;
    8. Financial Services;
    9. Health;
    10. Information and communication technologies (ICT);
    11. Real Estate.
  6. Case Study: Inter Cafe Burundi;
  7. Foreign Direct Investment in Burundi
    1. Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API).
  8. Access to the Burundian Market;
  9. Business Plan for Burundi.

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

  1. To analyze the Burundian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Burundi;
  3. To explore the Burundian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Burundian Trade Agreements;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Burundian Market.

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

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

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

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Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Burundi Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Burundi Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Burundi.

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

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International Trade and Business in Burundi.

Burundi: a cobalt, copper, and coffee exporter. Landlocked country.
One of the ten poorest countries in the World.

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Transport and Logistics in Burundi

  1. Trans-African corridors;
    1. Central Corridor;
    2. Northern Corridor.
  2. Nearest Ports;
    1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya);
    2. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania, Rail transport).

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Burundian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Burundi and the Central African Economic Area / East African Economic Area;
  2. COMESA;
  3. East African Community (EAC);
  4. ECCAS;
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA);
  6. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  7. Burundi-United States
    1. COMESA-US Agreement;
    2. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA);
    3. East African Community-U.S. Trade Agreement.
  8. Burundi-EU
    1. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
    2. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
  9. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI);
  10. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL);
  11. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR);
  12. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) - accession process.

East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption;
    2. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD);
    3. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB);
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-India Cooperation;
  6. Africa-BRICS;
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership;
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  9. BADEA;
  10. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  11. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  12. Africa-South America Summit;
  13. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

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Global Economic Organizations. Burundi is a member of...

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    4. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF;
  5. African, Caribbean and Pacific Group;
  6. FAO;
  7. G-77;
  8. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  9. UNESCO;
  10. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO;
  11. WHO;
  12. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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The Republic of Burundi

Burundi is located in Central Africa and is one of the ten poorest countries in the World.

  1. Area of Burundi: 27,834 square kilometers;
  2. Burundian population: 11 million people
    1. Bantu.
  3. The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi (97% of Burundian population), French (10%) and English (since 2014);
  4. Capital of Burundi: Bujumbura (340,000);
  5. Other largest cities: Gitega, Muyinga, Ngozi;
  6. Burundian Independence: 1962 (Belgium);
  7. Burundian Government: Presidential representative democratic Republic;
  8. Neighbors countries of the Republic of Burundi: Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

More information about Burundi (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Burundi:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism: 3.9 million);
  2. African Traditional Religions.

Burundi belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Burundian Economy:

  1. The Agricultural sector of the Republic of Burundi remains the pillar of the Burundian economy;
  2. The main cash crops of Burundi (tea and coffee) are the main drivers of the economic growth and make up a significant proportion of the Burundian exports;
  3. The Burundian Coffee production achieved 31,000 tones. The increase was due to the favorable response from the farmers after the “Office du café du Burundi” augmented the price it pays to the farmers by 44%;
  4. Burundian GDP growth: 4.6%;
  5. Agriculture: 27% of the GDP. 60% of the Burundian exports;
  6. Public services: 25% of the GDP;
  7. Burundian Manufacturing: 12%;
  8. Burundian inflation: 7.8%;
  9. Main natural resources of Burundi are cobalt and copper;
  10. Top exports of Burundi are coffee and sugar;
  11. Small industries subsist excluding the agricultural export processing;
  12. Petroleum, nickel, copper, and other natural resources are explored.

Body responsible for attracting the FDI: Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API).

Custom Union - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA

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Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda

East African Community (EAC) Customs Union

Nile Basin Initiative (Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania)

United States-East African Community (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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