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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Malawi - Lilongwe (Course, Master).

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Malawi (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Mzuzu
  3. Malawian Economy
  4. International Trade of Malawi
    1. Export and Import Procedures
  5. Transport and logistics in Malawi
  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. Access to the Malawian Market
  9. Business Plan for Malawi
  10. History of Malawi
  11. Introduction to Swahili

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

  1. To analyse the Malawian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Malawi
  3. To explore the Malawian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Malawian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malawian Market

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The Subject “Doing Business in Malawibelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, Global Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in East Africa

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the Malawi Master Doctorate Business Malawian Students

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 Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Malawi”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in Malawi:
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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Malawi.

  1. Borders of Malawi: Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique
  2. Population of Malawi: 18 million people
    1. Bantu
  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. Malawian Literacy rate: 72.8%
  8. The area of Malawi: 118,844 square kilometres
  9. Independence of Malawi from the United Kingdom: 1964

More information about Malawi (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

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 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 based on the agricultural sector, which is the driving factor of the Malawian economic growth
  2. Agriculture: 30% of Malawi's GDP
  3. The 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. The Malawian economic growth impulse is generated by manufacturing, information and communication (IT), financial, and insurance services, mining, and quarrying, Transport and storage, accommodation, and food services sectors
  7. 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 the sectors of the Malawian economy
  4. There are preference sectors that are targeted because of their economic potential to increase the export earnings of Malawi, in line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy
  5. The main sectors offering optimum returns to local and foreign investors: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, mining, and forestry

The North-South Corridor crosses Malawi.

Nearest ports to Malawi:

  1. Port of Maputo (Mozambique) is the closest port of Malawi. (931 kilometres, Nacala Rail transport)
  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. United States-Malawi
    1. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
    2. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  5. EU-Malawi
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. 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, Commonwealth of Nations

Samples - Business in Malawi

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

COMESA Custom Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Master Africa)

North-South Corridor (Master Africa, Course)

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