Doing Business in Malawi

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Malawi - Lilongwe.

Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Malawi (East Africa).
  2. Doing Business in Lilongwe and Blantyre
  3. Malawian Economy
  4. International Trade of Malawi
  5. Export and import procedures
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Malawi
      - Energy
      - Services
      - Food and Beverage
      - Infrastructure
      - Tourism
      - Mining
      - Manufacturing
      - Forestry
  7. Case Study:
      - The Agriculture and the Agro-processing sector in Malawi
      - Malawi Mangoes
      - Press Corporation Limited
  8. Introduction to Swahili
  9. Access to the Malawian Market
  10. Business Plan for Malawi

Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Malawi”:

  1. To analyse the Malawian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Malawi
  3. To explore Malawi's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Malawi's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malawian Market
Subject “Doing Business in Malawi” is studied…
  1. Professional Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Professional Master's Program in African Business
  3. Professional Master's Program in International Business (MIB)
  4. Course Doing Business in East Africa

Recommendations for Malawian students

Course learning materials in En or Fr Malawi Pt Malawi Es Malawi

Swahili (Shule ya biashara)

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Malawi”: 1 ECTS/0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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

We Trust in Africa

Subject Description (Doing Business in Malawi).

The Republic of Malawi:

Malawi: an agricultural landlocked country. Access via the Port of Maputo (Mozambique).

  1. Borders of Malawi: Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.
  2. The population of Malawi: 14.8 millions of people
  3. Lilongwe (Capital): 1.9 millions of people
  4. Blantyre: 1 millions of people
  5. Life expectancy: 54.6 years
  6. Literacy rate: 72.8%

Religion in Malawi. Christianity: Catholicism (2,3 million) and Protestants (4 million, 35% of the population).

Malawi belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Malawian economy:

  1. The economy of Malawi is built around the agricultural sector, which is the driving factor for economic growth.
  2. The Malawian agricultural sector also grew strongly resulting in augmented tobacco production.
  3. Real gross domestic product growth estimates for Malawi were revised upwards to 8.7%.
  4. Economic growth impulse was from strong growth recorded in the manufacturing, information and communication (IT), financial, and insurance services, mining, and quarrying, transport and storage, accommodation, and food services sectors.
  5. Real gross domestic product growth is forecast at 6.4% in 2011 and 6% in 2012 revealing stability in uranium production and levelling off of productivity gains in the agriculture sector as the agricultural growth rate has peaked.

Foreign Trade of Malawi:

  1. The total exports of Malawi rise to 688.5 million dollars from 634.3 million in the previous year
  2. Malawian imports are estimated to have augmented to 992.1 million dollars from 920.3 million.
  3. International business and foreign direct investment opportunities exist in all sectors of the Malawian economy.
  4. There are preference sectors that are targeted because of their economic potential to increase export earnings of Malawi, in line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy.
  5. The main sectors offering the optimum returns to local and foreign investors: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, mining, and Forestry.

North-South Corridor crosses Malawi.

Nearest port of Malawi:

  1. Port of Maputo (Mozambique) is the closest port of Malawi. (931 kilometres, Nacala Railway)
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania): Malawi Cargo centre.

Malawi's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)

Malawi has preferential access to:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  4. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA - United States)
  5. Cotonou Agreement (EU)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

SADC Customs Union

Malawi's Free Trade Agreements (FTA):

  1. Malawi-South Africa Trade Agreement
  2. Malawi-Zimbabwe Free Trade Agreement
  3. Malawi-Botswana Trade Agreement
  4. Malawi-Mozambique Trade Agreement

Malawi is a member of:

  1. African Union (AU)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. Forum Africa-India. Agreement Malawi-India.
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. Forum Africa-China. Malawi-China Trade and Industry Agreement
  6. Malawi is a member of several international organisations: United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB), World Health Organisation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Samples - Business in Malawi

SADC Common Market

COMESA Customs Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

North-South Corridor (Africa)

Swahili

SADC-European Union


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