Doing Business in Malawi
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Malawi - Lilongwe.
- Introduction to the Republic of Malawi (East Africa).
- Doing Business in Lilongwe and Blantyre
- Malawian Economy
- International Trade of Malawi
- Export and import procedures
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Malawi
- Food and Beverage
- Case Study:
- The Agriculture and the Agro-processing sector in Malawi
- Malawi Mangoes
- Press Corporation Limited
- Introduction to Swahili
- Access to the Malawian Market
- Business Plan for Malawi
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Malawi”:
- To analyse the Malawian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Malawi
- To explore Malawi's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Malawi's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To develop a business plan for the Malawian Market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Malawi:
Subject Description (Doing Business in Malawi).
The Republic of Malawi:
Malawi: an agricultural landlocked country. Access via the Port of Maputo (Mozambique).
- Borders of Malawi: Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.
- The population of Malawi: 14.8 millions of people
- Lilongwe (Capital): 1.9 millions of people
- Blantyre: 1 millions of people
- Life expectancy: 54.6 years
- 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.
- The economy of Malawi is built around the agricultural sector, which
is the driving factor for economic growth.
- The Malawian agricultural sector also grew strongly resulting in augmented tobacco
- Real gross domestic product growth estimates for Malawi were revised upwards to 8.7%.
- 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.
- Real gross domestic product growth is forecast at 6.4% in 2011 and 6% in 2012
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:
- The total exports of Malawi
rise to 688.5 million dollars from 634.3 million in the previous year
- Malawian imports are estimated to have augmented to 992.1
million dollars from 920.3 million.
business and foreign direct investment opportunities exist in all sectors of the Malawian
- 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.
- 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:
- Port of Maputo (Mozambique) is the closest port of Malawi. (931 kilometres, Nacala
- Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania):
Malawi Cargo centre.
Malawi has preferential access
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA - United States)
- Cotonou Agreement (EU)
- Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
Malawi's Free Trade Agreements (FTA):
- Malawi-South Africa Trade Agreement
- Malawi-Zimbabwe Free Trade
- Malawi-Botswana Trade
- Malawi-Mozambique Trade Agreement
Malawi is a member of:
- African Union (AU)
- African Development Bank
- Forum Africa-India.
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Forum Africa-China.
Malawi-China Trade and Industry Agreement
- 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
Swahili (Shule ya biashara)