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Business in the Comoros, Moroni

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign 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 (Import, Export) 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. Access to the Comorian Market
  9. Business Plan for the Comoros

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

  1. To analyse the Comorian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Comoros
  3. To explore the Comorian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Comorian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Comorian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Comorosbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Muslim Countries, Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Comores Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Comoras Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Comoras

Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Comoros”: 1 ECTS Credits

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

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

Nearest Ports
  1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya)
  2. Port of Toamasina (Madagascar)
  3. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania)
  4. Port of Nacala (Mozambique)

Comorian Preferential Trade Agreements:

  1. The Comoros and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC) (2017)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  7. European Union-Comoros:
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. United States-Comoros:
    1. AGOA United States-Africa
    2. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  9. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  10. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  11. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  12. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  13. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) - not a member

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO) (in process of accession)
  2. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  3. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  4. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)

Indian Ocean Commission (Comoros, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles)

African Trade and Economic Organisations

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

Islamic Organisations

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  2. Arab League (LAS)
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  4. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  5. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  6. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  7. Arab Development Funds
  8. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

Global Organisations

  1. International Organisation of the Francophonie
  2. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  3. World Bank (WB)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  5. ...

The Union of the Comoros:

  1. Moroni is the capital of the Comoros (47,000)
  2. Comorian population: 889,000 people
    1. Bantu
  3. Area of the Comoros: 2,236 square kilometres
  4. Comorian official languages: Arabic, French, and Comorian (Swahili influences)
  5. The nearest countries of the Union of the Comoros are Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, and Seychelles
  6. A crime-free nation
  7. Independence of the Comoros from France in 1975

More information: The Comoros (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Main religion in the Comoros: Islam

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

COMESA Custom Union

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 Comorian exports
  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 the 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 the Comorian GDP), retail, tourism, construction
  8. Telecommunications is a state monopoly
  9. Top trading partners of the Comoros: 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)

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