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Business in Burundi, Bujumbura

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 (Import, Export) 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 (FDI) in Burundi
    1. Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API)
  8. Access to the Burundian Market
  9. Business Plan for Burundi

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)

Burundian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Burundi and the Central African Economic Area / East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. East African Community (EAC)
  4. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  7. Burundi-United States
    1. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
    2. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
    3. East African Community-U.S. Trade Agreement
  8. Burundi-European Union
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  9. Nile Basin Initiative
  10. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region
  11. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Burundi” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Burundian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Burundian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Burundibelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Courses: Business in East Africa, Central Africa

African Student, Master / Doctorate International Business

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

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

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Burundi:
International Trade and Business in Burundi

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Description of the Subject (Online): Doing Business in Burundi.

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

  1. Area of Burundi: 27,834 square kilometres
  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. Neighbours countries of the Republic of Burundi: Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

More information about Burundi (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African 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 Civilisation).

Burundian Economy:

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

  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 tonnes. The increase was due to the favourable 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).

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

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Global Economic Organisations and Conventions. Burundi is a member of...

  1. African Development Bank
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. Africa (Burundi)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  6. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  7. Africa (Burundi)-BRICS
  8. African Union (AU)
  9. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO), African, Caribbean and Pacific Group, 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 Property Organisation (WIPO)

Samples - Business in Burundi

COMESA Custom Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malawi...

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (Course)

African Northern Corridor (Course Master)

East African Community (EAC) Customs Union

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)

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

United States-East African Community Agreement (Course)

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