Business in the Comoros

EENI- School of International Business

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

  1. Introduction to the Union of the Comoros (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Moroni
  3. The Comorian Economy
  4. The 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. The 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 “Doing Business in the Comoros” is studied...
  1. Doctorates (e-learning): Africa, Islamic Countries
  2. Course: East Africa
  3. Masters: Global Business, Muslims Countries, Africa

Course learning materials in English or French Comores Portuguese Comoras 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. The Comorian population: 889,000 people
  3. Area: 2,236 square kilometres
  4. The 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

The main religion of the Comoros: Islam

The Comoros belongs to the East African Economic Area of the 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. The industrial zone in the Port of Moroni
  6. The 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 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. 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 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 - the Afro-Arab Cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  7. Summit of the 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), 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

Arabic English

Trade Agreement (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

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