Business in Congo Brazzaville

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo.


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

(*) Only available in French.

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo”:

  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 Congo's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Congolese market
Subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo” is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business, Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa (Online)
  3. Course: Central Africa

Course learning materials in En or Fr Congo Pt Congo Es Congo

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo”: 1 ECTS / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo:
Congo Business

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description: International Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo:

The Republic of the Congo:

Government Vision 2025: “Congo an emerging country.”

  1. The Republic of the Congo is a developing country included in the initiative of heavily indebted poor countries.
  2. The agriculture is the main economic activity of the Republic of the Congo.
  3. Congolese languages: French, Lingala, and Kikongo
  4. The main cities in Congo: Brazzaville (Capital, 2 millions of people), Pointe-Noire (economic capital, 500,000 people), Nkayi, and Dolisie
  5. Borders of the Republic of the Congo: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.
  6. Independence: 1960 (from France)
  7. Area: 341,821 square kilometres
  8. Congolese population: 4,012,809
  9. Departments of the Republic of the Congo: Likouala (Impfondo), Sangha (Ouesso), Cuvette Ouest (Ewo), bowl (Owando), Plateaux (Djambala), Pool (Kinkala), Bouenza (Madingou), Lekoumou (Sibiti), Niari (Dolisie) Kouilou (Pointe-Noire), and Brazzaville.
  10. The historian Théophile Obenga was born in Congo

Religion in the Republic of the Congo:

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

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

Port of Pointe Noire

The economy of the Republic of the Congo:

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

The Republic of the Congo has many advantages and offers many international business opportunities. Preference 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: Port of Pointe Noire - Tripoli - Congo - Windhoek Corridor

The Republic of the Congo's Preferential Trade Agreements:

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

Théophile Obenga

CEMAC Central Africa

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

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Forum Africa-China
  3. Africa (Congo)-BRICS
  4. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  5. Forum Africa-India
  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 Central African

ECCAS Central Africa

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

Bank of Central African States

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