Business in Egypt, Cairo

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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Cairo (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Arab Republic of Egypt
  2. Doing Business in Cairo, Alexandria, Shubra El Kheima, Giza, Port Said, Suez
  3. Egyptian economy. Growing Sectors of the economy
  4. International Trade of Egypt
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Egypt
  6. Transport and Logistics in Egypt
    1. Egyptian ports
    2. Suez Canal
  7. Open a business in Egypt
  8. Cost of doing business in Egypt
  9. Business Plan for Egypt
  10. Access to the Egyptian Market

Egyptian Businessman:

  1. Ahmed Mekky
  2. Tarek Talaat Moustafa
  3. Hassan Abdalla
  4. Mohamed Mansour
  5. Onsi Sawiris - Orascom Telecomm
  6. Minoush Abdel-Meguid

The aims of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Arab Republic of Egypt” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Egyptian economy and foreign trade
  2. To understand the strategic importance of the Suez Canal
  3. To know the business opportunities in Egypt
  4. To explore the Egyptian trade relations with the country of the student
  5. To know the Egyptian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  6. To examine the profile of the Egyptian Businesspeople
  7. To develop a business plan for the Egyptian Market

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

Online Student Master in International Business

Egypt, Master Doctorate Business Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Egyptian Students.

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

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Egypt”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Egypt:
Hassan Abdalla Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)





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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Egypt

Egypt: Strategic location (Africa - the Middle East). Control of the Suez Canal.

Suez Canal (Egypt, Course)

The Arab Republic of Egypt stands at a fortunate strategic location linking Asia (Middle East), Africa, and Europe

  1. Capital of Egypt: Cairo
  2. Egyptian language: Arabic
  3. Egypt is Semi-Presidential Republic
  4. Egypt became independent from the United Kingdom in 1922
  5. Area of Egypt: 1,001,459 square kilometres
  6. Egyptian population: 97 million people
  7. 20% of the Egyptian population is under the poverty line
  8. Currency of Egypt: Egyptian Pound
  9. Uncertainty after the Arab Spring, so great caution when doing business is advised
  10. Almost six out of ten Egyptians are under twenty-five years
  11. Egyptians are enthusiastic, educated, forward-thinking and open to new opportunities
  12. The educational system has improved significantly
  13. Egypt offers comparatively well-qualified
  14. The Arab Republic of Egypt has developed a multi-cultural community, mixing traditions of Africa and the Middle East
  15. Egyptian borders: Israel, Jordan, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

More information: Egypt (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religion in Egypt.

Islam is the state religion since 1980.

  1. Egypt is predominantly Sunni Muslim, with 80 million Muslims (94.7% of the population in 2010)
  2. Sharia is the primary source of legislation
  3. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki
  4. There are an estimated 12 million Coptic Orthodox

Egypt belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation, but culturally also it belongs to the Islamic Civilisation.

Egypt, the “cultural lighthouse” of the Arab Countries.

Minoush Abdel-Meguid Egyptyan Businesswoman (Course Master)

Egyptian Economy.

  1. Egypt is a gateway to the largest markets by the way of preferential and regional trade agreements
  2. Egypt's 90 million population, growing at a rate of 2% annually, represents a significant local market for any investor
  3. Customs duties reduction has opened the Egyptian market to international trade
  4. Business procedures have been reduced
  5. Corporate and personal taxes have been cut
  6. The cost of doing business in the Arab Republic of Egypt is greatly favourable, particularly labour and land costs
  7. Movement of products is being speeded up with an improved transport system
  8. The Egyptian ports are being modernised
  9. The Arab Republic of Egypt is the economic and cultural centre of a region of 800 million people and a hub for maritime traffic with commercial ports on the Mediterranean and Red Sea
  10. Egyptian GDP (nominal): 216,830 billion
  11. Inflation (CPI): 10.1%
  12. Unemployment in Egypt: 9.7%
  13. The main Egyptian economic sectors are tourism, textiles, cement, food industry, chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, and light manufacturing
  14. Egypt is considered the gateway to some of the largest markets in the world (Egypt maintains preferential trade agreements with several countries)
  15. The airports are being remodelled to meet the growing flow of passengers and cargo; a modern road network is linking Egypt to the Middle East, Africa and, through the neighbouring countries, to Europe

Egyptian Foreign Trade.

  1. Egyptian exports: 22.91 billion dollars
  2. The main Egyptian Export Markets are Italy, the United States, Spain, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Japan
  3. Egyptian imports: 43.98 billion dollars
  4. The major suppliers of Egypt are the United States, China, Italy, Germany, and Saudi Arabia

Egyptian Market Access.

  1. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement - Agadir Agreement (العربية المتوسطية اتفاقية للتجارة الحرة - اتفاقية أغادير)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  5. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the MERCOSUR, Cameroon, Turkey, United States (COMESA), European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  6. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  7. European Union:
    1. European Union-Egypt Association Agreement
    2. European Neighbourhood Policy
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)

EFTA-Egypt Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Investment Environment in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Ministry of Investment implements definitive policies to promote and develop the foreign direct investment by:

  1. Creating the appropriate organisational and legislative environment for investment
  2. Foreign direct investment promotion
  3. Efficiency progress measurement

Trans-African corridors:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Cairo-Dakar Corridor

Mohamed Mansour Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

Master, Course: Ports of Egypt

European Union-Egypt Association Agreement (Course Master)

Egypt is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Arab League
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Nile Basin Initiative
  5. African Development Bank
  6. Afro-Arab cooperation
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  8. Asia-Middle East (Egypt) Dialogue
  9. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-India
  10. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-China
  11. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  12. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  13. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  14. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  15. African Union (AU)
  16. Egypt (Africa)-South America Summit

Samples - Business in Egypt

Tarek Talaat Moustafa Businessman (Course Master)

Onsi Sawiris Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

Ahmed Mekky Egyptian Businessman (Course Master)

Egypt-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (Course)

COMESA Custom Union

Turkey-Egypt Agreement (Course Master)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Course Master)

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

EENI delivers to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal a Master Honoris Causa

Ahmed Mekky is the co-founder and Managing Director (CEO) of Gulf Bridge International.

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