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Business in Djibouti

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 (Import, Export) 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
Transport and logistics in Djibouti
  1. Port of Djibouti
    1. Access to the Ethiopian Market
  2. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor

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

  1. To analyse the Djiboutian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 Free Trade Agreements
  5. To analyse the importance of the Port of Djibouti
  6. To develop a business plan for the Djiboutian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Djiboutibelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates 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 Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Djibouti”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Djibouti:
Port of Djibouti, Tadjourah, Goubet. Access to the Ethiopian Market (Maritime Transport Course)

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Djibouti

Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements of Djibouti

  1. Djibouti and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Trade Agreement
  6. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  7. European Union-Djibouti
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
    2. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  8. United States-Djibouti
    1. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
    2. COMESA-United States Trade Agreement
  9. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  10. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  11. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. Is not a member of the World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention

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 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 of Djibouti from France: 1977

More information about Djibouti (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African 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 Civilisation).

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 position to be a regional hub for the 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 a good environment for the foreign direct investment (FDI)
  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 European Union, and the United States (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)

COMESA Custom Union

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

Economic Organisations. Djibouti is a member of:

  1. Arab League (LAS)
  2. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries
  4. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  5. Forum Africa (Djibouti) China
  6. Forum Africa (Djibouti) India
  7. African Development Bank
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (Djibouti)
  9. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Djibouti)
  10. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  11. Africa (Djibouti) - BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  12. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  13. African Union (AU)
  14. United Nations (UN)
  15. World Bank (WB)
  16. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  17. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Djibouti

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

Certificate Origin - Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

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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