Business in Eritrea

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in the State of Eritrea. Asmara. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the State of Eritrea (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Asmara
  3. The Eritrean Economy
  4. The International Trade of Eritrea
  5. Introduction to Arabic
  6. Access to the Eritrean Market
  7. Business Plan for Eritrea

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the State of Eritrea” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Eritrean economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in Eritrea
  3. To explore Eritrea's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Eritrea's Free Trade Agreements
The subject “Doing Business in Eritrea” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Recommendations for the Eritrean Students

Course learning materials in English or French Erythree Spanish Eritrea Portuguese Eritrea

Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Eritrea”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Eritrea:
Doing Business in Eritrea

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Eritrea.

Eritrea: an economy based on subsistence agriculture.

Exporter of textiles and clothing.

  1. Asmara is the capital of the State of Eritrea (579,000 people)
  2. Tigrinya and Arabic are official languages
  3. The Borders of Eritrea are Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti
  4. The Eritrean Population: 4.6 millions of people
  5. Area: 121,320 square kilometres
  6. The state of Eritrea became independent from Ethiopia in 1993
  7. The Government: Republic-party
  8. The currency of Eritrea: Nakfa (ERN)

Religion in Eritrea:

  1. Christians (63%, mainly Orthodox)
  2. Islam (37%, Sunni Muslim)

Eritrea belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

The Eritrean Economy:

  1. The economy of the State of Eritrea (Africa) is mostly based on subsistence agriculture (80% of the Eritrean population is implicated in farming and herding)
  2. Textiles and clothing, processed meat, beer, shoes, and ceramics are the largest industrial products of the Eritrean Economy
  3. The main Eritrean mineral resources are granite, marble, silver, copper, gold, and zinc

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD

Eritrea has preferential access to:

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

COMESA Custom Union

The State of Eritrea is a member of:

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. African Union (AU)

Samples - Business in Eritrea

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

COMESA Certificate Origin



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