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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Cuba - Havana. Cuban Economy.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Cuba;
  2. Business in Havana;
  3. Cuban Economy;
  4. Cuban Foreign Trade;
  5. Business Opportunities in Cuba;
  6. Access to the Cuban market;
  7. Business Plan for Cuba.

The objectives of the subject «Doing Business in Cuba» are the following:

  1. To analyze the Cuban Economy and International Trade;
  2. To explore the Business Opportunities in Cuba;
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Cuba with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Trade Agreements of Cuba;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Cuban market.

Sample:
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Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Trade and Business in the Caribbean (CARICOM) and Cuba

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The Subject «Foreign Trade and Business in Cuba» belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate (DIB): American Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English (Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Cuba Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Cuba Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Cuba).

Credits of the Subject «Doing Business in Cuba»: 1 ECTS

Foreign Trade and Business in Cuba

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements (FTA). Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements of Cuba

  1. Cuba and the Caribbean Economic Area;
  2. Association of Caribbean States (ACS);
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI);
  4. Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA)
    1. Energy supply agreement with Venezuela (PetroCaribbean).
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA);
  6. Mexico-Cuba Economic Complementation Agreement;
  7. Partial scope agreement with Chile;
  8. Partial scope agreement with Guatemala;
  9. Trade Agreement with Panama;
  10. Economic Complementation Agreement with Peru;
  11. Trade Agreement with Qatar;
  12. Agreement with the MERCOSUR;
  13. El Salvador-Cuba Partial Scope Agreement;
  14. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP);
  15. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) - Observer country.

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Latin American Economic Integration

American Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
    1. European Union-CELAC Summit.
  2. Organization of American States (OAS);
  3. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);
  4. Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  2. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO);
  3. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Cuba is not a member of:

  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF);
  2. World Bank (WB).

Sample:
Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominica, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Antigua and Barbuda

Republic de Cuba.

  1. Cuban Capital: Havana;
  2. Cuban Provinces: Pinar del Río, Artemisa, Havana, Mayabeque, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Ciego de Ávila, Camagüey, Las Tunas, Granma, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Guantánamo, and the Isle of Youth Special Municipality;
  3. Largest cities: Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Holguín, Guantánamo, Santa Clara, Las Tunas, Bayamo, Manzanillo, Cienfuegos, Pinar del Río, Matanzas, Ciego de Ávila and Sancti Spíritus;
  4. Cienfuegos is a World Heritage Site;
  5. Cuba does not share land borders with any country (except the Guantánamo territory of the United States);
  6. Nearest countries to Cuba by sea: Bahamas, United States (Florida), Mexico, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic;
  7. Area of Cuba: 442 square kilometers;
  8. Population of Cuba: 11,200 de inhabitants;
    1. Cuban Population density: 102 inhabitants / square kilometers;
    2. 10% of the population has an African origin (African Diaspora), the rest are white and mulattoes.
  9. Cuba has one of the highest rates of literacy, health coverage and life expectancy in all of Latin America (Iberian America);
  10. Cuba has a high human development index: 0.8;
  11. Cuba has the third largest number of doctors per capita worldwide;
  12. Official language of Cuba: Spanish;
  13. Abolition of Slavery in Cuba: 1886;
  14. Climate of Cuba: tropical;
  15. 1492: discovery by the Spanish (Isla Juana);
  16. 1869: Spanish province;
  17. 1898:
    1. Spanish-American war;
    2. Independence from Spain (with Puerto Rico and Philippines).
  18. 1902: United States Protectorate;
  19. 1952: Fulgencio Batista dictatorship;
  20. 1959: Cuban revolution (Fidel Castro, Communist Party of Cuba);
  21. Government Type: Socialist State with single party.

Main religion in Cuba:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism): 49 % of the Cuban population.

Cuba belongs to the Caribbean Economic Area of the Western Civilization.

Sample:
Foreign Trade and Business in Antigua Barbuda, Course Master Caribbean

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Sample:
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) European Union-CELAC Summit

Cuban Economy.

  1. Cuba has a planned economy based on the Stalinist-Marxist (communist) model;
  2. Almost all the Cuban productive means are administered by the Cuban Government;
  3. It is estimated that 75% of the workforce works for the Government;
  4. There are an estimated 500,000 workers in the private sector;
  5. Cuban GDP (PPP): 96,851 million dollars;
  6. Cuban GDP per capita (PPP): 12,357 dollars;
  7. Economic blockade by the United States (since 1959);
  8. Mariel Special Development Zone for attracting external investments oriented to export;
  9. Cuba has important mineral resources, mainly nickel, copper and cobalt.
    1. Cuba has 34.4% of the world's nickel reserves.
  10. The main Cuban economic activity is the sugar industry;
  11. The tropical fruit sector (pineapple, guava, mamey, papaya) is important;
  12. Significant production of coffee and manufactured tobacco (Cuban cigars);
  13. Important tourist sector
    1. 3.5 million tourists visit Cuba every year.
  14. Main industries: petroleum, nickel, cobalt, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, construction, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, sugar;
  15. Cuban currency: Cuban peso (CUP) and Cuban convertible peso (CUC);
  16. Country code top-level domain of Cuba: .cu.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Cuban Foreign Trade

  1. Main exports of Cuba: oil, nickel, medical products, sugar, tobacco, fish, citrus, coffee;
  2. Main export markets of Cuba: Venezuela, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, Indonesia and Germany;
  3. Main imports of Cuba: oil, food, machinery, chemicals;
  4. Largest providers of Cuba: China, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and the United States.

Global Transport and Logistics. Online Education (Course, Doctorate, Master)

International Transport and Logistics in Cuba:

  1. 52.202 Kilometers of roads (17.212 km paved)
    1. 654 km of highways.
  2. 8.193 Kilometers of railway lines;
  3. International Airports: Havana, Varadero, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba;
  4. Largest ports: Mariel, Moa, Cienfuegos, Havana and Matanza.


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