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Doing Business in Malawi

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Malawi - Lilongwe.

  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
    1. Energy
    2. Services
    3. Food and Beverage
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Tourism
    6. Malawian Mining
    7. Manufacturing
    8. Forestry
  7. Case Study:
    1. Agriculture and Agro-processing sector in Malawi
    2. Malawian Mangoes
    3. Press Corporation Limited
  8. Introduction to Swahili
  9. Access to the Malawian Market
  10. Business Plan for Malawi

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

  1. To analyse the Malawian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Malawi
  3. To explore Malawi's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Malawi's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malawian Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Malawi” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa (Online)
  2. Professional Master's Programs: Africa, International Business
  3. Course: East Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Recommendations for the Malawian Students

Course learning materials in English or French Malawi Portuguese Malawi Spanish Malaui

Swahili (Shule ya biashara)

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Malawi”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Malawi.

The Republic of Malawi: a landlocked agricultural country. Access via the Port of Maputo (Mozambique).

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

Religion in Malawi. Christianity:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Catholicism (2,3 million)
  3. Protestants (4 million, 35% of the Malawian population).

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

Malawian Economy:

  1. The economy of Malawi is built around the agricultural sector, which is the driving factor for the Malawian economic growth
  2. Malawian agricultural sector also grew strongly resulting in augmented tobacco production
  3. Malawian real gross domestic product growth estimates for Malawi were revised upwards to 8.7%.
  4. Malawian economic growth impulse is generated by the manufacturing, information and communication (IT), financial, and insurance services, mining, and quarrying, transport and storage, accommodation, and food services sectors

Foreign Trade of Malawi:

  1. 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. Main sectors offering the optimum returns to local and foreign investors: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, mining, and forestry

The North-South Corridor crosses Malawi.

Nearest ports 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. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (EU)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

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. Africa-India Forum. Agreement Malawi-India
  4. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  5. Africa-China Forum. 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 (Southern African Development Community)

COMESA Custom Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

North-South Corridor (Africa)


SADC-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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