EENI Global Business School
Business in Liberia, Monrovia

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Liberia - Monrovia

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Liberia (West Africa)
    1. Case Study: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
  2. Doing Business in Monrovia
  3. Liberian Economy
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Liberia:
    1. Road and Coastal Transport
    2. Fisheries
    3. Fruits and Vegetables
  5. International Trade (Import, Export) of Liberia
  6. Access to the Liberian Market
  7. Business Plan for Liberia

Transport and Logistics in Liberia

  1. Ports of Liberia. Freeport of Monrovia
  2. Liberian Maritime Programme
  3. Access to the Dakar-Lagos Corridor

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Liberia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Liberian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Liberia
  3. To explore the Liberian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Liberian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Liberian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Liberiabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in West Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Liberia Online Master / Doctorate in Business, Foreign Trade Liberian Students.

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Libéria Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Liberia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Liberia

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Liberia”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the Subject (Doing Business in Liberia):
International Trade and Business in Liberia

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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Liberia).

Liberian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Liberia and the West African Economic Area
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  6. Trade Agreement with India
  7. Liberia-European Union:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  8. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  9. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  10. Mano River Union (MRU)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
  5. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (African Union)
  6. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)

Liberia: towards a leading maritime country. A country with a former President with Nobel Peace Prize (Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf).

  1. Borders of the Republic of Liberia: Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast
  2. Capital of Liberia: Monrovia (29% of the Liberian population)
  3. Liberian Population: 4 million people
    1. Mandinka
  4. Liberian Area: 111,369 square kilometres
  5. Liberian official language: English
  6. Liberia was founded in 1822 by U.S. African-Americans
  7. Liberian Independence: 1847 (United States)

More information about Liberia (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Main religions in Liberia:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (86%)
  3. Islam (12%)

Liberia belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Liberian Maritime Programme:
Liberia Maritime Programme

Liberian Economy:

  1. Liberian GDP growth: 8.1%
  2. Agriculture, fisheries, and forestry sector represent 33% of the Liberian GDP
  3. Industrial and manufacturing sector: 25% of the GDP of Liberia
  4. Services sector in Liberia: 44% of the GDP
  5. GDP per capita growth: 4.4%
  6. Inflation in Liberia: 6.6%
  7. Top Liberian sectors are iron ore exports, construction, and services
  8. Top Liberian export products are iron, diamonds, timber, rubber, cocoa, and coffee
  9. Top Liberian export partners are China, the United States, Spain, Thailand, and Ivory Coast
  10. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Liberia: 1.354 billion dollars
  11. Top sector attracting FDI are iron ore, forestry, rubber, and palm oil
  12. Currency of Liberia: Liberian dollar
  13. Liberia participates in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET)
  14. The Freeport of Monrovia is the largest port in Liberia (West African Ports)
  15. Liberia is the second-largest Ship registry in the World
  16. Liberia is a tax haven

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian Nobel Peace Prize, Methodist (Liberia, Master)

Liberia is a member of:

  1. African Union (AU)
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. African Development Bank
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. Africa-South America Summit
  6. Forums: Africa-China, Africa-India
  7. United Nations (UN)
  8. World Bank (WB)
  9. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  10. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Liberia

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

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

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Mano River Union (MRU): Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Ivory Coast (West Africa)

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