Doing Business in Djibouti (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online 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. Transport and logistics in Djibouti
  5. Port of Djibouti: Access to the Ethiopian Market
  6. Telecommunications and New Technologies in Djibouti
  7. Foreign Direct Investment in Djibouti
  8. Introduction to French and Arabic
  9. Access to the Djiboutian Market
  10. Business Plan for Djibouti
  11. History of Djibouti

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

  1. To analyse the Djiboutian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Djibouti
  3. To explore Djiboutian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Djiboutian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To analyse the importance of the Port of Djibouti
  6. To develop a business plan for the Djiboutian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Djibouti” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa, Global Trade
  2. Course: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: African Business, International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Djibouti Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Djibouti Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Djibuti

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

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Djibouti:
Logistics Course: Port of Djibouti





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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Djibouti):

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 interconnection with other member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

  1. Djiboutian Area: 23,200 square kilometres
  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 from France: 1977

More information about Djibouti (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

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

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

Djibouti Business

Djiboutian Economy:

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

  1. The Republic of Djibouti wishes to leverage its strategic positioning to be a regional hub for international trade, financial services, and telecommunications
  2. This small country (890,000 inhabitants) is also characterised by a unique climate of security in this region
  3. Djibouti has created an enabling environment for foreign direct investment (FDI)
  4. Around the Port of Djibouti and Djibouti-Ethiopia Rail transport; 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, logistical, and telecommunication's sectors
  6. The main trading partner of Djibouti is France; but like the rest of Africa, China is every day more necessary 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 European Union's markets, and the United States
  9. The Djiboutian economy depends on services sector (87% of the gross domestic product)
  10. Economic Growth of the port of Djibouti also has been allowed by substantial foreign direct 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)

N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor

COMESA Custom Union

Djibouti has preferential access to

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Trade Agreement
  5. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (European Union-Djibouti)
  7. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  8. COMESA-United States Trade Agreement

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Djibouti is a member of:

  1. Arab League
  2. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  3. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
    2. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
    3. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    4. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    5. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries
  5. Islamic Development Bank
  6. Forum Africa (Djibouti) China
  7. Forum Africa (Djibouti) India
  8. African Development Bank
  9. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (Djibouti)
  10. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Djibouti)
  11. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  12. Africa (Djibouti) - BRICS
  13. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  14. African Union (AU)

Samples - Business in Djibouti

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD (Course)

COMESA Certificate Origin

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

COMESA-United States Free Trade Agreement (Course)

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