Doing Business in Guinea-Bissau
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)
- Introduction to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa).
- Bissau-Guinean Economy
- International Trade of Guinea-Bissau.
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Guinea-Bissau
- Agro-processing industries
- Guinea-Bissau Expansion Corporation
- Introduction to Portuguese
- Access to the Bissau-Guinean Market
- Business Plan for Guinea-Bissau
Purposes of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau”:
- To analyse the Bissau-Guinean economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
- To explore Guinea-Bissau's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Guinea-Bissau's Free Trade Agreements
- To develop a business plan for the Bissau-Guinean Market
Sample of the subject Doing Business in Guinea-Bissau:
EENI Proffesors from Guinea-Bissau
- Dr Fernandinho Domingos
- Adérito Fernandes
Subject Description: Foreign Trade and Business in Guinea-Bissau
The Republic of Guinea-Bissau:
Guinea-Bissau: one of the ten poorest countries in the World.
- Bissau-Guinean Population: 1.5 millions of people.
- The official language is Portuguese (only 14% speak Portuguese) and Creole
- Capital: Bissau (400,000)
- Borders of Guinea-Bissau: Senegal and Guinea.
The main religions of Guinea-Bissau: Christianity and Islam (50% of the population, 0.7
Guinea-Bissau belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
The economy of Guinea-Bissau:
Economic growth in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (Africa)
picked up slightly to 3.6% thanks to higher international prices
of cashew nut, sustained construction of private housing, and major infrastructure projects.
- The impact of the Global economic crisis in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau felt principally through lower Government export revenues and remittances, has been alleviated by a strong increase in the global demand for cashew nuts.
- Guinea-Bissau is one of the ten world's poorest countries
- Agriculture: 12% of the total area the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (38.4% is pasture, Forests 38.1%).
- The Republic of Guinea-Bissau makes most of its turnover with exports of cashew nuts.
- Guinea-Bissau harvests of various fruits (bananas, little mango flavour)
- Guinea-Bissau has many natural resources, whose reserves are scarcely exploited (phosphates, bauxite, and petroleum)
- High traffic of arms and drugs
- Military coup in 2012.
- Bissau-Guinean GDP growth: 2.8%
- Access to the Port of Dakar (Senegal) and the Dakar-Lagos Corridor
Guinea-Bissau's Preferential Trade Agreements:
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- The European Union: Cotonou Agreement - Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
Guinea-Bissau is a member of:
- Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Forum on Sino-African Cooperation
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- African Development Bank
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Islamic Development Bank
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Union (AU)
- Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- Africa (Guinea-Bissau)-Asia Strategic Partnership
English - Portuguese