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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Ghana (second African gold producer). Tema, Takoradi, Accra

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ghana (West Africa)
    1. Regions of Ghana
    2. Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo (Ghanaian Historian)
    3. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey was born in Ghana (“If you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation”)
  2. Economy of Ghana
  3. Foreign Trade of Ghana
    1. Ghanaian Customs:
      1. Importing to Ghana
      2. Exporting from Ghana
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Ghana
  5. Case Study:
    1. Business Opportunities in the agriculture sector
    2. Kasapreko Company
  6. Access to the Market
  7. Business Plan for Ghana

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Ghana” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Ghanaian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Ghana
  3. To explore the Ghanaian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Ghanaian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Ghanaian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ghanaian Market

(Foreign Trade and Business in Ghana):
International Trade and Business in Ghana

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ghana” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in West Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Ghana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gana Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Ghana.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Ghana”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

EENI Principle of Racial Harmony.

Masters adapted to Ghana, Masters, International Business Trade Ghanaian Students.

Principle of Racial Harmony (EENI, Kwegyir Aggrey)

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Ghana.

Ghana: an African Frontier Market and the second gold producer in Africa.
The foreign direct investment Centre in West Africa.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Ghanaian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Ghana and the West African Economic Area
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  5. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  6. UK-Ghana FTA
  7. Ghana-EU:
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. GSP
  8. AGOA
  9. Global System of Trade Preferences
  10. Trade Agreement with India

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Trade Facilitation Agreement
    3. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    4. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    5. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    6. Agreement on Safeguards
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. International Maritime Organization
    1. Istanbul Convention
  4. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
  5. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  6. Rotterdam Rules

International Maritime Organization (IMO) FAL Convention, SOLAS, Transport of goods by Sea

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-India Cooperation
  5. Africa-BRICS
  6. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  7. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  8. BADEA
  9. Africa-Asia Partnership
  10. Africa-Korea Partnership
  11. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  12. Africa-South America Summit
  13. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF

Ghana is an observer country of the International Organization of the Francophonie.

Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo

  1. Official language of the Republic of Ghana: English. 100 local languages
  2. Ghanaian Capital: Accra
    1. Kumasi
  3. Borders of Ghana: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo
  4. Ghanaian Area: 238,535 km²
  5. Population of Ghana: 29 million people
  6. Regions of Ghana: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central Region, Eastern Region, Northern Region, Upper East, Upper West, Volta Region, and Western Region
  7. Kofi Annan (former Secretary-General of the UN) was born in 1938 in Ghana

More information about Ghana (EENI African Business Portal).

Main Religions in Ghana:

  1. Christians (63% of the Ghanaian population)
    1. 7 million Protestants
  2. African Traditional Religions
  3. Muslims (20%)

Ghana belongs to the West African Economic Area.

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Economy of Ghana:

  1. Ghana is a Middle-income country (ODA)
  2. Ghana is an African Frontier market
  3. Ghanaian GDP: 103 billion dollars
  4. The Service-oriented sector is the most dynamic of the Ghanaian economy (50% of the GDP)
  5. Ghanaian petroleum sector. Petroleum reserves: 2.0 billion barrels. 22% of the total value of exports
  6. Ghana is the second African gold producer
  7. Ghanaian Industry: 27% of the GDP
  8. Vigorous economic growth (6% over the past six years), mainly due to the petrol and petroleum production
  9. Agriculture: 20% of the GDP. Crop production: 16% of the GDP
  10. Ghanaian Inflation: 9.9%
  11. Free Export Zone
  12. FDI Stock in Ghana: 2 billion dollars
  13. Greater Accra region: 15% of the Ghanaian population
  14. Ashanti region: Cocoa and gold mining industry
  15. Ghanaian currency: Ghana Cedi
  16. Ghana has a universal health system

Ports of Ghana, Tema and Takoradi. Gateway to the West African Markets

Exporting from Ghana:
Exporting from Ghana

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

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