e-Course: Doing Business in Malawi

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and 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 Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Malawi” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Malawian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Malawi
  3. To explore Malawian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Malawian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malawian Market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Malawi” 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

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for Malawian Students

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

Swahili (Shule ya biashara)

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

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Description of the Online Course: Doing Business in Malawi.

  1. Borders of Malawi: Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique
  2. Population of Malawi: 18 million people
  3. Lilongwe (Political capital): 1.9 million people
  4. Blantyre (economic capital of Malawi): 1 million people
  5. The largest cities of Malawi are Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba
  6. Malawian Life expectancy: 54.6 years
  7. Literacy rate: 72.8%
  8. The area of Malawi is 118,844 square kilometers
  9. Independence from the United Kingdom: 1964

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

  1. Lilongwe
  2. Blantyre
  3. Mzuzu
  4. Transport and logistics in Malawi
  5. History of Malawi

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Religions in Malawi.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (2.3 million)
    2. Protestants (4 million, 35% of the Malawian population).
  3. Islam (15%)

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

Malawian Economy:

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

  1. The economy of Malawi is built around the agricultural sector, which is the driving factor for the Malawian economic growth
  2. Agriculture: 30% of Malawi's GDP
  3. Malawian agricultural sector also grew strongly resulting in augmented tobacco production
  4. Malawi is the seventh largest world tobacco producer
  5. Malawi is Africa's third largest tea producer
  6. Malawian real gross domestic product growth estimates for Malawi were revised upwards to 8.7%.
  7. 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 service sectors
  8. Malawian currency: Malawi Kwacha

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. The 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 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 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, the Commonwealth of Nations

Samples - Business in Malawi

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

COMESA Custom Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

North-South Corridor (Master Africa)


SADC-European Union Free Trade Agreement (Course)

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