Doing Business in the Comoros

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Subject (Course): International Trade and 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
    - Tourism sector
    - Agriculture and food industries
    - Fishing sector
  6. Transport and infrastructure
  7. Comoros’ Investment Promotion Agency
  8. Introduction to French and Arabic
  9. Access to the Comorian Market
  10. Business Plan for the Comoros

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Union of the Comoros”:

  1. To analyse the Comorian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Comoros
  3. To explore Comoros' trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Comoros' Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Comorian Market
Subject “Doing Business in the Comoros” is studied…
  1. Doctorates (DIB): DIB Africa, DIB Islamic Countries
  2. Course Doing Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: Global Business (MIB), Muslims Countries, African Business

Course learning materials in En or Fr Comores Pt Comoras Es Comoras

Credits of the subject “Business in the Comoros”: 0.5 ECTS

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

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Subject Description (Doing Business in the Comoros).

Vanilla: 75% of the Comorian exports.

50% of Comorian 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 Comorian (Influences of Swahili)
  5. The nearest countries of the Union of the Comoros: Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Seychelles
  6. A crime-free nation

The main religion of the Comoros: Islam

The Comoros belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

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. Agriculture contributes 40% to gross domestic product, employs 80% of the labour force, and provides most of the exports revenues
  4. Union of the Comoros has an inadequate transport system, a young and quickly increasing population, and few natural resources.
  5. The 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, the European Union, and the Emirates
  10. 100% tariff reduction on imports from 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

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. The EU: Cotonou Agreement - Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  6. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  7. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

COMESA Customs 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 - the Afro-Arab cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  8. Arab Development Funds
  9. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  10. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  11. Islamic Development Bank
  12. Africa (The Comoros) - BRICS
  13. Africa (The Comoros) - Asia Strategic Partnership
  14. Francophonie
  15. United Nations (UN), World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Forum Africa-China, Forum Africa-India,

Trade Preferential System OIC:
Trade Preferential System OIC

Islamic Cooperation (Arabic)


Arabic English

OIC Trade Agreement

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