e-Course: Doing Business in Egypt

EENI Business School & HA University


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

  1. Introduction to the Arab Republic of Egypt
  2. Doing Business in Cairo
  3. Egyptian economy. Growing Sectors of the economy
  4. International Trade of Egypt
  5. Egyptian ports
  6. Suez Canal
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Egypt
  8. Open a business in Egypt
  9. Cost of doing business in Egypt
  10. Introduction to Arabic
  11. Business Plan for Egypt
  12. 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 Online Course / 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 evaluate business opportunities in Egypt
  4. To explore Egyptian trade relations with the student's country
  5. To know Egyptian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  6. To examine the profile of Egyptian Business People
  7. To develop a business plan for the Egyptian Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Egypt” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Course: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: African Business, Global Business, Muslim Countries
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Online Student Master in International Business

Tertiary Education programs adapted for Egyptian Students.

Course learning materials 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 Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Egypt”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

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Hassan Abdalla Egyptian Businessman (Course)

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Description of the Course / Subject (Doing Business in Egypt).

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

Suez Canal (Egypt, Course)

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

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

  1. Cairo
  2. Alexandria
  3. Shubra El Kheima
  4. Giza
  5. Port Said
  6. Suez
  7. Governorates of Egypt
  8. Transport and Logistics in Egypt

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 Arab Countries.

Minoush Abdel-Meguid Egyptyan Businesswoman (Course)

Egyptian Economy.

  1. Egypt's 90 million population, growing at a rate of 2% annually, represents a significant local market for any investor
  2. Customs duties reduction has opened the Egyptian market to international trade
  3. Business procedures have been reduced
  4. Corporate and personal taxes have been cut
  5. The cost of doing business in the Arab Republic of Egypt is greatly favourable, particularly labour and land costs
  6. Movement of products is being speeded up with an improved transport system
  7. The Egyptian ports are being modernised
  8. 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
  9. Egyptian GDP (nominal): 216,830 billion
  10. Inflation (CPI): 10.1%
  11. Unemployment: 9.7%
  12. The main Egyptian economic sectors are tourism, textiles, cement, food industry, chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, and light manufacturing
  13. Egypt is considered the gateway to some of the largest markets in the world (Egypt maintains regional preferential trade agreements with several countries)
  14. 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 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. The 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 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)

Online Course: Ports of Egypt

European Union-Egypt Association Agreement (Course)

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 - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  7. Asia-Middle East (Egypt) Dialogue
  8. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-India
  9. Relationships Egypt (Africa)-China
  10. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  11. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  12. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  13. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  14. African Union (AU)
  15. Egypt (Africa)-South America Summit

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Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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