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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
  2. Théophile Obenga (Congolese Historian)
  3. Doing Business in Brazzaville
  4. Congolese economy
  5. International Trade of the Republic of the Congo
  6. Port of Pointe Noire
  7. Customs of the Republic of the Congo (*)
  8. Case Study:
    1. Congo Basin (the second world largest rain forest)
    2. Special Economic Zones in Congo
    3. Congo Terminal. Port of Pointe-Noire
    4. Congolese Petroleum industry (*)
  9. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
    1. Agriculture (*)
    2. Mining (*)
    3. Great Works Programme
    4. Infrastructure development
    5. Tourism
  10. Introduction to French
  11. Access to the Congolese market
  12. Business Plan for the Republic of the Congo

(*) Only available in French.

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo”: are the following:

  1. To analyse the Congolese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
  3. To explore trade relations of the Republic of the Congo with the student's country
  4. To know Congolese Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Congolese market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa
  2. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Central Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Congo Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Congo Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Congo

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Mouyedi Sylvain Ernest, Congo (Professor, EENI & HA University) Mouyedi Sylvain Ernest, EENI Business School & HA University Professor (Republic of the Congo)

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Description of the Online Course: International Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo:

The Republic of the Congo is a developing country included in the heavily indebted poor countries initiative

  1. The agriculture is the main economic activity of the Republic of the Congo
  2. The Congolese languages: French, Lingala, and Kikongo
  3. The main cities in Congo are Brazzaville (Capital, 2 million people), Pointe-Noire (economic capital, 500,000 people), Nkayi, and Dolisie
  4. The borders of the Republic of the Congo are Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon
  5. Independence: 1960 (from France)
  6. Area: 341,821 square kilometres
  7. Congolese population: 4,012,809
  8. The Departments of the Republic of the Congo are Likouala (Impfondo), Sangha (Ouesso), Cuvette Ouest (Ewo), bowl (Owando), Plateaux (Djambala), Pool (Kinkala), Bouenza (Madingou), Lekoumou (Sibiti), Niari (Dolisie) Kouilou (Pointe-Noire), and Brazzaville

More information: The Republic of the Congo (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Brazzaville
  2. Pointe-Noire
  3. Dolisie

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religion in the Republic of the Congo:

  1. Christianity (50%): Catholicism (1.8 million) and Protestants (Methodists: 2 million)
  2. African Traditional Religions (48%)
  3. Islam (2%)

The Republic of the Congo belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

e-Course: Port of Pointe Noire

Economy of the Republic of the Congo:

Government Vision 2025: “The Congo an emerging country.”

  1. The economic efficiency of the Republic of the Congo (Africa) owes a great deal to the increase the Congolese petroleum production (115 million barrels)
  2. Fiscal reform and debt relief obtained under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative
  3. Top economic sectors: agriculture, Petrol, and services
  4. Petrol (the fourth African producer), wood, manganese, natural gas, gold, iron, diamonds, copper, potassium, and zinc
  5. Petroleum production: 10 to 15 million tonnes annually. The reserves remain relevant
  6. Hydroelectric Potential: 2,500 megawatts
  7. The largest potash producer in Africa. Potash reserves: 800 billion tonnes
  8. Iron: 1 billion tonnes
  9. Congolese gas reserves: 120 billion m3.
  10. Gold Fields in operation: 100 t/year over 30 years
  11. Top Congolese trade partners: The United States, France, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea
  12. Top Congolese exports are petrol, timber, minerals, copper, precious stones
  13. Port of Pointe-Noire: the only Central African deep-sea port

The Republic of the Congo has many advantages and offers many international business opportunities. The preferred sectors for foreign direct investment are:
- Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries
- Building and public works
- Forests
- Mining
- Energy
- Industry
- Tourism and hospitality
- Telecommunications
- Health and housing
- Education
- Banks, insurance, and microfinance
- Services
- Real Estate.

Logistics:

  1. The Port of Pointe Noire
  2. Access to the Tripoli - Congo - Windhoek Corridor

The Republic of the Congo's Preferential Trade Agreements:

  1. Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)
  2. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  3. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) - the United States

Théophile Obenga (Congo, Afrocentricity)

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

The Republic of the Congo is a member of...

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Africa-China Forum
  3. Africa (Congo)-BRICS
  4. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  5. Africa-India Forum
  6. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  10. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  11. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  12. Africa (Congo)-Asia Strategic Partnership

Samples - Business in Congo

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Economic Community of Central African States

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Bank of Central African States (e-Master)

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