e-Course: Doing Business in Madagascar

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar - Antananarivo.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Madagascar (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Antananarivo and Toamasina
  3. Malagasy economy
  4. International Trade of Madagascar
  5. Ports of Madagascar
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Madagascar
  7. Business Opportunities in Madagascar
    1. Tourism
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Mining
    4. Light Industries
    5. Information and communications technology (ICT)
    6. Infrastructure
  8. Case Study:
    1. Socota Group (Textiles and apparel)
    2. Madagascar Petroleum
  9. Economic Development Board of Madagascar
  10. Economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU)
  11. Introduction to French
  12. Access to the Malagasy market
  13. Business Plan for Madagascar

The purposes of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Madagascar” are the folowing:

  1. To analyse the Malagasy economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Madagascar
  3. To explore Malagasy trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Malagasy Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Malagasy companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Malagasy market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Madagascar” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in East Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

African Student, Master / Doctorate Business

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Madagascar Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Madagascar Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Madagascar

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Madagascar”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Course / Subject (Doing Business in Madagascar).

The Republic of Madagascar: one of the poorest African Countries.

  1. Malagasy Population: 25 million. Growth: 2,7%
  2. Life expectancy: 64 years
  3. Area: 587,295 square kilometres
  4. Capital: Antananarivo (2.1 million)
  5. Economic capital: Toamasina
  6. Official Languages: Malagasy and French
    1. English was official language from 2007 to 2010
  7. Nearest countries: Mozambique, the Comoros, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, the Seychelles, Swaziland, and Tanzania
  8. Abolition of Slavery in Madagascar: 1896
  9. Independence from France: 1960

More information: Madagascar (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Antananarivo, Toamasina, Antsirabe
  2. Transport and logistics in Madagascar
  3. History of Madagascar

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Madagascar:

  1. African Traditional Religions (52%)
  2. Christianity (41%)

Madagascar belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Online Course: Ports of Madagascar

Malagasy Economy:

Madagascar: 50% of the World vanilla market.

  1. One of the poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Malagasy Economic growth: 2.6%
  3. Malagasy Inflation: 6.9%
  4. The main sector of the Malagasy economy is the agriculture
    1. 3.6 million tonnes of rice (the third African producer)
    2. 1 million tonnes of cereals (maize, potato)
    3. Fruits and vegetables
    4. Litchies: 70% share of the European market. The first world exporter
    5. 50% of the World's vanilla market
    6. The first world spices exporter and other essential oils
  5. Malagasy industry (13% of GDP): soap production, food and tobacco processing, brewing, textiles, and leather
  6. Ranking in the Doing Business Index: 142
  7. Malagasy currency: Ariary (not convertible)

Madagascar Oil

Foreign Trade of Madagascar:

  1. Malagasy Exports: 1.251 million Dollars (FOB Value)
  2. Malagasy Imports: 2.619 million Dollars (CIF Value)
  3. Top Malagasy trading partners: France, Singapore, China, Germany, Canada, India, the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Spain
  4. Trade with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries: only 5.3% of total exports/12% of total imports
  5. Trade with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries: only 3% of total exports/6.9% of total imports
  6. Trade with the Indian Ocean Commission countries: only 3.1% of total exports/5.5% of total imports
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Madagascar: 386 million Dollars

The mission of the Economic Development Board of Madagascar (Public body) is to encourage foreign direct investments and create a friendly business climate. The Board has defined six strategic sectors for the development of the Malagasy economy: tourism, agribusiness, light manufacturing industry, Information and communication technologies (ICT), infrastructure, and mining.

Indian Ocean Commission (Africa, Master)

Madagascar has preferential access:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  5. Indian Ocean Commission
  6. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  7. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  8. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (European Union)
  9. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Madagascar is a member of:

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU) - Convention Combating Corruption
  5. Africa (Madagascar)-South America Summit (ASA)
  6. Africa (Madagascar)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  7. Afro-Arab Cooperation - Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  8. Relationships with China and India

Samples - Business in Madagascar

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Course

Southern African Development Community (Customs Union)

COMESA-United States Free Trade Agreement (Course)

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