Business in Libya

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Libya, Tripoli. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the State of Libya (The Maghreb)
  2. Doing Business in Tripoli and Benghazi
  3. The Libyan Economy
  4. The International Trade of Libya
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Libya
  6. The General Board of Privatisation and Investment
  7. Case Study:
    1. The Libyan Petrol Sector
    2. The Libyan Free Trade Zones
  8. Introduction to Arabic
  9. Access to the Libyan Market

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

  1. To analyse the Libyan economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the State of Libya
  3. To explore Libya's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Libya's Trade Agreements
The subject “Doing Business in Libya” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Professional Masters (e-learning): International Business, Muslims Countries
  3. Course: The Maghreb

Recommendations for the Libyan Students

Course learning materials in English or French Libye Portuguese Libia Spanish Libia

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

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

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Libya.

Due to the complexity of the political situation in Syria; it is discouraged travel to Syria. Business opportunities are small outside the energy sector.

Libya: The largest proven Africa's petroleum reserve.

The Civil war in Libya.

The State of Libya.

  1. Capital: Tripoli (1.1 millions of people)
  2. The second city: Benghazi (Cyrenaica region)
  3. Neighbour countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, and Tunisia
  4. Area: 1.8 million square kilometres (the fourth-largest African Country)
  5. The Libyan Population: 6.2 millions of people
  6. The Libyan Mediterranean coast: 2,000 kilometres
  7. Political: towards a Democratic transition. Recent Libyan Civil War
  8. Volatile political environment
  9. The Libyan official language: Arabic and Tamazight

Religion in Libya:

  1. Islam (97%)
  2. The main branch: Sunni
  3. School of Fiqh: Fiqh-al-Maliki

Libya belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation and African Civilisation).

The economy of the State of Libya:

  1. Economic recovery in 2012
  2. Real Libyan GDP growth: 4.3.
  3. The main economic resources: petrol and gas (95% of Libyan Government revenues/50% of GDP)
  4. The Libyan inflation: 7,5%
  5. Currency: Libyan Dinar
  6. The Great Manmade River Project
  7. The Zwara and Mesratha Free Trade Zones
  8. The Tripoli International Fair

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

Trans-African Corridors.

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Cairo-Dakar corridor

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Nearest foreign ports:

  1. Maghrebian Ports
  2. Port Said
  3. Tunisian Ports

Libya has preferential market access to:

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  6. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  7. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
  8. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Jordan

Greater Arab Free-Trade Area GAFTA

Institutions and Agreements (Libya):

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Arab League
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. Forum Africa (Libya) China
  5. Forum Africa (Libya) India
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  8. Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  9. Asia-Libya Dialogue (AMED)
  10. European Neighbourhood Policy
  11. Summit of the South American-Libya (ASA)
  12. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  13. African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  14. OPEC
  15. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  16. World Customs Organisation
  17. World Bank (WB)
  18. World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Samples - Business in Libya

COMESA Custom Union

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

Arab Maghreb (Arabic)



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