Business in Cape Verde

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Cape Verde (Africa). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Cape Verde (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Praia
  3. The Cape Verdean Economy
  4. The Foreign Trade of Cape Verde
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Cape Verde
  6. The Tourism sector
  7. Cape Verde Investments
  8. Introduction to Portuguese
  9. Access to the Cape Verdean Market
  10. Business Plan for Cape Verde

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Cape Verde” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Cape Verdean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Cape Verde
  3. To explore Cape Verde's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Cape Verde's free trade agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Cape Verdean Market
The subject “Doing Business in Cape Verde” is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business, Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa (Distance learning)
  3. Course: West Africa

Course learning materials in English or French Cape Verd Portuguese Cabo Verde Spanish Cabo Verde.

Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Cape Verde”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Cape Verde:
Doing Business in Cape Verde

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cape Verde.

Cape Verde: one of the World's fastest growing tourism sector

The Republic of Cape Verde:

  1. Archipelago formed by ten Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
  2. The capital of Cape Verde is Praia
  3. Area: 4,033 square kilometres
  4. The Cape Verdean population: 491,000 inhabitants
  5. Life expectancy: 70 years
  6. The official language: Portuguese
  7. Local language: Creole
  8. Politics: Democratic Semi-Presidential with multiparty system
  9. The nearest countries (by sea): Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, and Spain (Canaries)
  10. Independence of Cape Verde: 1975 (Portugal)

The main religion of Cape Verde: Christianity Catholicism (90% of the population).

Cape Verde belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

The Economy of Cape Verde (Africa);

  1. Leading in civil liberties, political rights, and stability in Africa (Freedom House Report)
  2. Uncorrupt bureaucracy
  3. Service oriented economy
  4. The main sectors of the economy are services (70% of GDP, mainly tourism), agriculture (bananas, potatoes, sugar-cane, coffee, and peanuts), fish, and textiles
  5. The industry sector: 8% of GDP
  6. Informal sector: 70% of jobs/25% of GDP
  7. The Cape Verdean GDP growth: 3.1%
  8. Inflation: 1.8%
  9. The main trade partners of Cape Verde is the Euro-Zone countries (mainly Portugal)
  10. Currency: Cape Verdean Escudo (peg to the euro)
  11. Special regime for SME
  12. Existence of Free-Zone Enterprises
  13. Open to foreign direct investment (FDI)
  14. 90% of the food is imported

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Cape Verde's Preferential trade agreements:

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  4. The European Union: Cotonou Agreement - Generalised System of Preferences - Special Partnership Agreement (SPA) with the EU

Cape Verde is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. Forum on Sino-African Cooperation
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-India Forum
  5. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries
  6. Africa-Japan
  7. Afro-Arab Cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  8. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  9. African Union - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  10. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  11. Africa (Cape Verde)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  12. World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Customs Organisation (WCO), World Trade Organisation, UN

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

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