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Business in Cameroon, Douala

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cameroon. Douala and Yaounde

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Cameroon (Central Africa)
  2. Cameroonian Economy
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of Cameroon
  4. Port of Douala
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Cameroon
    1. Agriculture and agribusiness sector
    2. Housing and construction sector
    3. Business services in Cameroon
    4. Mining sector
    5. Tourism
  6. Cameroon Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
  7. Case Study:
    1. Cameroon Telecommunications
    2. How to invest in Cameroon
    3. Cameroon Breweries
    4. Fadil Group
  8. Access to the Cameroonian Market
  9. Business Plan for Cameroon

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

  1. To analyse the Cameroonian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Cameroon
  3. To explore the Cameroonian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Cameroonian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Cameroonian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Cameroonian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Cameroonbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in Central Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Cameroon”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cameroon.

Cameroon: 40% of the CEMAC GDP

Transport and Logistics in Cameroon
  1. Port of Douala
  2. Trans-African Corridors related to Cameroon:
    1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
    2. Trans-Sahelian Highway
    3. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

Cameroonian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Cameroon and the Central African Economic Area
  2. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  3. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. Trade Agreements with Egypt, South Africa, Switzerland, China, Russia, India
  7. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  8. Niger Basin Authority
  9. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  4. Hamburg Rules

Cameroon International Trade

African Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  6. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  7. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  8. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  9. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  10. Africa-Korea Partnership
  11. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)
  12. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)

Islamic Organisations

  1. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  4. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Global Organisations

  1. Commonwealth (since November 1995)
  2. United Nations (UN)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  5. International Monetary Fund (IMF)


The Republic of Cameroon is situated in Central Africa, sharing borders with Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria.

  1. The Republic of Cameroon has an area of 475,440 square kilometres and a population of 24 million people
    1. Bantu
    2. Fula
  2. Cameroonian Languages: French (80% of the Cameroonian population) and English (20%)
  3. Cameroonian Independence: 1960 (France)
  4. Cameroonian Capital: Yaoundé (2.5 million people)
  5. Douala is the largest city: 3 million people, Port of Douala
  6. Largest cities: Yaoundé, Douala, Bafoussam, Garoua, Ngaoundéré, Bamenda, and Marua

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

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Main religion in Cameroon.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (4 million)
    2. Protestants (3 million, 27% of the Cameroonian population)
  3. Islam (mainly in Northern regions)

Cameroon belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Port of Douala (Cameroon). Access to the Central African Republic and Chad (Maritime Transport Course)

Cameroonian Economy:

  1. The Cameroonian economy is based on the primary sector (42% of the gross domestic product)
  2. Main revenue sources of Cameroon: agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, mining, and industry
  3. Fighting against corruption and poverty is a preference for the Government of the Republic of Cameroon
  4. The Cameroonian agriculture is the main sector of the Republic of Cameroon, employs 70% of the workforce and contributes 42% to the gross domestic product formation of Cameroon
  5. Main cash crops of Cameroon: cocoa, coffee, cotton, bananas, rubber, potato, and pepper
  6. Cameroonian GDP growth: 5%
    - Tertiary sector (47.8% of the GDP)
    - Primary sector (22.5%)
    - Secondary sector (29.7%)
  7. Cameroon represents 40% of the CEMAC GDP and 39% of the total CEMAC exports
  8. Cameroonian Inflation: 2,3%
  9. Most dynamic economic sectors in Cameroon: trade, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and extractive industries (petrol and gas)
  10. Cameroonian currency: CFA FRANC
  11. The objective of the National Investment Corporation of Cameroon is to mobilise and focus on national savings

The Republic of Cameroon has four independent ports. The Autonomous Port of Douala represents 95% of Shipping freight and international trade of Cameroon.

The telecommunications sector develops very quickly in the Republic of Cameroon. The Cameroon Telecommunications is a public company owned 100% by the State of Cameroon. Created in 1998, Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) is strongly implicated in the development and modernisation of telecommunications markets in Cameroon. CAMTEL just signed an agreement with a Chinese company.

Brasseries du Cameroon (Cameroon breweries) is a food processing company specialising in soft drinks manufacture and distribution. The company is the leading industry in Cameroon. Created in Douala (Cameroon) in 1948, became an affiliated company of the Castel Group in 1990.

Samples - Business in Cameroon

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, and Chad.

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Angola, Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Libya

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor: Nigeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya

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