Doing Business in Congo Brazzaville
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo.
- Introduction to the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa).
- Doing Business in Brazzaville.
- Congolese economy.
- International Trade of the Republic of the Congo
- Port of Pointe Noire
- Customs of the Republic of the Congo (*)
- Case Study:
- Congo Basin (the second world largest rain forest)
- Special Economic Zones in Congo
- Congo Terminal. Port of Pointe-Noire (*)
- Congolese Petroleum industry (*)
- Business and Investment Opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
- Agriculture (*)
- Mining (*)
- Great Works Programme
- Infrastructure development
- Introduction to French
- Access to the Congolese market
- Business Plan for the Republic of the Congo
(*) Only available in French.
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo”:
- To analyse the Congolese economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
- To explore trade relations of the Republic of the Congo with the student's country
- To know Congo's Free Trade Agreements
- To develop a business plan for the Congolese market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo:
Subject Description: International Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo:
The Republic of the Congo:
Government Vision 2025: “Congo an emerging country.”
- The Republic of the Congo is a developing country included in the initiative of heavily indebted poor countries.
- The agriculture is the main economic activity of the Republic of the Congo.
- Congolese languages: French, Lingala, and Kikongo
- The main cities in Congo: Brazzaville (Capital, 2
millions of people), Pointe-Noire (economic capital, 500,000 people), Nkayi, and Dolisie
- Borders of the Republic of the Congo:
Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.
- Independence: 1960 (from France)
- Area: 341,821 square kilometres
- Congolese population: 4,012,809
- 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.
- The historian Théophile Obenga was born in Congo
Religion in the Republic of the Congo:
- Christianity (50%): Catholicism (1.8 million) and Protestants (Methodists:
- Animism (48%)
- Islam (2%)
The Republic of the Congo belongs to the Central African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
The economy of the Republic of the Congo:
- The economic efficiency of the Republic of the Congo (Africa) owes a great deal to the increase in Congolese petroleum production (115 million barrels).
- Fiscal reform and debt relief obtained under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative.
- Top economic sectors: agriculture, Petrol, and services
- Petrol (fourth African producer), wood, manganese, natural gas, gold, iron, diamonds, copper, potassium, and zinc
- Petroleum production: 10 to 15 million tonnes annually. Reserves remain relevant.
- Potential Hydroelectric: 2,500 megawatts.
- The largest producer of potash in Africa. Potash reserves: 800 billion tonnes.
- Iron: 1 billion tonnes.
- Congolese gas reserves: 120 billion m3.
- Fields of gold into operation: 100 t/year over 30 years.
- Top trade partners: the United States, France, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea
- Top Congolese exports: petrol, timber, minerals, copper, precious stones
- 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
- Tourism and hospitality
- Health and housing
- Banks, insurance, and microfinance
- Real Estate.
Logistics: Port of Pointe Noire - Tripoli - Congo - Windhoek Corridor
The Republic of the Congo's Preferential Trade Agreements:
- Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)
- Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
- Cotonou Agreement
- African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) - the United States
The Republic of the Congo is a member of…
- International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
- Forum Africa-China
- Africa (Congo)-BRICS
- Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
- Forum Africa-India
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Development Bank
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Africa (Congo)-Asia Strategic