Doing Business in the Comoros

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Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in the Comoros - Moroni.

  1. Introduction to the Union of the Comoros (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Moroni
  3. Comorian Economy
  4. International Trade of the Comoros
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Comoros
    1. Tourism Sector
    2. Agriculture and food industries
    3. Fishing Sector
  6. Transport and Infrastructure
  7. Comorian Investment Promotion Agency
  8. Introduction to French and Arabic
  9. Access to the Comorian Market
  10. Business Plan for the Comoros

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Union of the Comoros” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Comorian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Comoros
  3. To explore Comoros' trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Comoros' Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Comorian Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in the Comoros” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (EENI- School of Business & HA University):
  1. Doctorates (e-learning): Africa, Islamic Countries
  2. Course: East Africa
  3. Masters: Global Business, Muslims Countries, Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Course learning materials in Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French Comores Study in Portuguese Comoras Tertiary Education in Spanish Comoras

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

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Sample of the subject - Doing Business in the Comoros:
Doing Business in the Comoros

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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in the Comoros).

Vanilla: 75% of the Comorian exports.
50% of the Comorians live below the international poverty line of USD 1.25 a day.

The Union of the Comoros:

  1. Moroni is the capital of the Comoros (47,000)
  2. Comorian population: 889,000 people
  3. Area: 2,236 square kilometres
  4. Comorian official languages: Arabic, French, and the Comorian (Influences of Swahili)
  5. The nearest countries of the Union of the Comoros are Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Seychelles
  6. A crime-free nation

Main religion of the Comoros: Islam

The Comoros belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

The Comorian Economy:

  1. The economy of the Union of the Comoros relies mainly on the agricultural sector and has a narrow export base with three export commodities: vanilla, cloves, and ylang-ylang
  2. Vanilla and cloves account for 75% of the exports of the Union of the Comoros
  3. The agriculture contributes 40% to the gross domestic product, employs 80% of the labour force, and provides the largest exports revenues
  4. The Union of the Comoros has an inadequate transport system, a young and quickly increasing population, and few natural resources
  5. Industrial zone in the Port of Moroni
  6. Comorian GDP growth: 3.6%
  7. Top economic sectors: agriculture (50% of GDP), retail, tourism, construction
  8. Telecommunications is a state monopoly
  9. Top trading partners: Turkey, Singapore, India, European Union, and the Emirates
  10. 100% tariff reduction on imports from the members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Indian Ocean Commission

The Nearest Ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya)
  2. Port of Toamasina (Madagascar)
  3. Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania)
  4. Port of Nacala (Mozambique)

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA

Comoros' Preferential Trade Agreements:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. AGOA United States-Africa
  4. Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  5. EU: Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership - Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  7. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  8. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

COMESA Custom Union

The Union of the Comoros is a member of:

  1. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  2. African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
    2. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    3. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    4. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
    5. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  4. Arab League
  5. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  6. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  9. Summit of the South American-Arab Countries
  10. Arab Development Funds
  11. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  12. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  13. Islamic Development Bank
  14. Africa (The Comoros) - BRICS
  15. Africa (The Comoros) - Asia Strategic Partnership
  16. Francophonie
  17. United Nations (UN), World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Africa-China Forum, Africa-India Forum,

Samples - Business in the Comoros

Trade Preferential System (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

Islamic Cooperation (Arabic)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Arabic English

Trade Agreement (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

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