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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Djibouti.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Djibouti (East Africa);
  2. Djiboutian Economy;
  3. International Trade of Djibouti;
  4. Telecommunications and New Technologies in Djibouti;
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Djibouti;
  6. Access to the Djiboutian Market;
  7. Business Plan for Djibouti.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Republic of Djibouti” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Djiboutian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Djibouti;
  3. To explore the Djiboutian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Djiboutian Trade Agreements;
  5. To analyze the importance of the Port of Djibouti;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Djiboutian Market.

Global Trade and Business in Djibouti:
Port of Djibouti, Tadjourah, Goubet. Access to the Ethiopian Market (Maritime Transport Course)

Trade and Business in East Africa. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Djibouti” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in East Africa.

Masters: Business in Africa International Business, Foreign Trade.

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

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Djibouti Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Djibouti Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Djibuti.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Djibouti”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

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International Trade and Business in Djibouti

Djibouti: an economy based on services (marine transport and telecommunications).
 Access to the Ethiopian Market.

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Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements of Djibouti

  1. Djibouti and the East African Economic Area;
  2. COMESA;
  3. CEN-SAD;
  4. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD);
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  6. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  7. EU-Djibouti
    1. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
    2. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
  8. U.S.-Djibouti
    1. AGOA (U.S.);
    2. COMESA-US Agreement.
  9. Islamic Trade Preferential System;
  10. BADEA;
  11. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
  12. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) - not a member.

Custom Union - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa COMESA

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  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. Is not a member of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention.

Djibouti-N’Djamena Corridor: Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Djibouti, and Chad (Road Transport Course)

Islamic Organizations. Djibouti is a member of:

  1. Arab League;
  2. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  3. BADEA;
  4. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation (OIC);
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI);
    3. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries.
  5. Islamic Development Bank;
  6. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (Djibouti);
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Djibouti).

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African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed);
    2. AUDA-NEPAD.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  7. Africa-South America Summit;
  8. China-Africa Cooperation;
  9. Africa-India Cooperation;
  10. Africa-BRICS;
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership.

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

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Djibouti has a strategic location in the Horn of Africa.

The Republic of Djibouti has an advantaged strategic location in the Horn of Africa and serves as a link for the interconnection with other member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

  1. Djiboutian Area: 23,200 km²;
  2. Djibouti shares borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia;
  3. Djiboutian Capital: Djibouti (21,200 people);
  4. The official languages of Djibouti are Arabic, French and Somali;
  5. Djiboutian population: 890,000 people;
  6. Type of Government: Semi-Presidential Republic;
  7. Independence of Djibouti from France: 1977.

More information about Djibouti (EENI African Business Portal).

Religion in Djibouti: Islam (94% of Djiboutian population).

  1. Fiqh: Shafi'i;
  2. After the independence, the Republic of Djibouti built a legal system based partly on the Islamic Law;
  3. The Constitution of Djibouti states Islam as the only religion of the State, while it provides the equality of citizens of all faiths (Article 1) and freedom of religious practice (Article 11).

Djibouti belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Djiboutian Economy:

  1. The Republic of Djibouti wishes to leverage its strategic position to be a regional hub for the international trade, financial services, and telecommunications;
  2. This small country (890,000 inhabitants) is also characterized by a unique climate of security in this region;
  3. Djibouti has created an enabling a good environment for the foreign direct investment;
  4. Around the Port of Djibouti and the Djibouti-Ethiopia Railway; it has been developed other key sectors: banking, insurance, and distribution;
  5. Djibouti, as other city-states like Singapore and Mauritius, wishes to take profit of its strategic position to become a regional centre in financial, logistics, and telecommunications sectors;
  6. The main trading partner of Djibouti is France; but like the rest of Africa, China is every day more important in Djibouti;
  7. The Republic of Djibouti offers access to many regional markets for companies seeking to expand their business;
  8. Djibouti has preferential access to the countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Arab world, the markets of the EU, and the U.S. (AGOA);
  9. The Djiboutian economy depends on the services sector (87% of the gross domestic product);
  10. The Economic Growth of the port of Djibouti also has been allowed by substantial foreign investment from the United Arab Emirates; in 2000, Dubai Ports (the third world port operator), has obtained the control of the port;
  11. Headquarters of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Djibouti Business

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malawi...

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

United States-Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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