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Business in Congo, Brazzaville

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Congo

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
  2. Congolese Economy
  3. International Trade (Import, Export) of the Republic of the Congo
    1. Customs of the Republic of the Congo (*)
  4. Case Study:
    1. Congo Basin (the second World's largest rain forest)
    2. Special Economic Zones in Congo
    3. Congo Terminal. Port of Pointe-Noire
    4. Congolese Petroleum industry (*)
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
    1. Agriculture (*)
    2. Mining (*)
    3. Great Works Programme
    4. Infrastructure development
    5. Tourism
  6. Access to the Congolese market
  7. Business Plan for the Republic of the Congo
Transport and Logistics in the Republic of the Congo
  1. Port of Pointe Noire
  2. Access to the Tripoli - Congo - Windhoek Corridor

The Republic of the Congo's Preferential Trade Agreements:

  1. The Republic of the Congo and the Central African Economic Area
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)
  3. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) - the United States
  7. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  8. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

(*) Only available in French.

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

  1. To analyse the Congolese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of the Congo
  3. To explore the trade relations of the Republic of the Congo with the country of the student
  4. To know the Congolese Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Congolese market
The Subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Congobelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, International Transport
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in Central Africa

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

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

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo:
Master Course: Business in the Republic of the Congo





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Description of the Subject: 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. Agriculture is the main economic activity of the Republic of the Congo
  2. 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 of the Republic of the Congo: 1960 (from France)
  6. Théophile Obenga (Congolese Historian)
  7. Area of the Republic of the Congo: 341,821 square kilometres
  8. Congolese population: 4,012,809
    1. Bantu
  9. 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 Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

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).

Logistics Course: Port of Pointe Noire

Economy of the Republic of the Congo:

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

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

Théophile Obenga (Congo, Afrocentricity)

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

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

  1. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  2. Africa (Congo)-BRICS
  3. Africa-India Economic Cooperation
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  7. African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Africa (Congo)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  11. United Nations (UN)
  12. World Bank (WB)
  13. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  14. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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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