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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives. Male.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Maldives (Asia);
  2. Maldivian Economy;
  3. Foreign Trade of the Maldives;
    1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor.
  4. Foreign Direct Investment in the Maldives;
  5. Business Opportunities in the Maldives;
    1. Tourism sector;
    2. Fishing sector.
  6. Case Study: Villa Shipping and Trading Company. Mr Qasim Ibrahim;
  7. Access to the Maldivian Market;
  8. Business Plan for the Maldives.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Maldives” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Maldivian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Maldives;
  3. To explore the Maldivian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Maldivian Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Maldivian Companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Maldivian Market.

Global Trade and Business in the Maldives:
International Trade and Business in the Maldives

Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Maldivas Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Maldives.

Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives”: 1 ECTS Credits

Masters and Doctorate in Global Business adapted to the Maldives, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Maldivian Students.

International Trade and Business in the Maldives.

Tourism and fishing sector: 40% of the Maldivian GDP

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Maldivian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. The Maldives and the Central Eurasian Economic Area;
  2. SAARC;
  3. SASEC;
  4. Asian Clearing Union;
  5. Free Trade Agreement with India;
  6. Islamic Trade Preferential System;
  7. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
  8. IORA.

South Asia Economic Cooperation

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. GATS;
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures;
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade;
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection;
    5. Agreement on Safeguards;
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement.
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention.
  3. IMO
    1. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member;
    2. Istanbul Convention - not a member.

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. Islamic Development Bank;
  2. OIC
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation;
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce;
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
    4. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries.
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Asian Economic Institutions

  1. Boao Forum for Asia;
  2. Colombo Plan;
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership;
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue;
  5. ESCAP;
  6. Asian Development Bank.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF.

Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

The Republic of Maldives.

  1. Maldivian Population: 350,000;
  2. 79% under thirty-five years of age;
  3. Literacy rate: 98%;
  4. Maldivian capital: Male;
  5. Maldivian official language: Dhivehi (Thaana Script), the majority of the Maldivians speaks English;
  6. More than 1,190 Islands;
  7. Tropical climate;
  8. Maldivian Independence: 1968 (UK);
  9. Sunni Islam is the official religion;
  10. Neighboring countries (by Sea): India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Seychelles.

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

The Maldives belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilization).

Maldives Qasim Ibrahim

Maldivian Economy.

  1. The Maldivian GDP growth of 7% last twenty years;
  2. The main economic sectors are tourism and fishing (40% of the GDP);
  3. Total imports: 60% of the Maldivian GDP;
  4. Maldivian Petroleum: 31% of the total imports;
  5. Maldivian Currency: Rufiyaa;
  6. Special Economic Zones;
  7. Recent investments (FDI): Hilton, Four Seasons, Club Med, KPMG, and Price Waterhouse;
  8. The largest port in the Maldives: Male. Future Port of Thilafushi;
  9. The Maldives has not mineral resources;
  10. Risk of natural disasters;
  11. Effects of the Asian tsunami (2004): near 62% of the GDP.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

International Trade of the Maldives.

  1. Maldivian merchandise exports (% of the GDP): 23%;
  2. Maldivian Merchandise imports (% of the GDP): 23.6%;
  3. Service exports (% of the GDP): 4.4%;
  4. Service imports (% of the GDP): 1.4%;
  5. Maldivian FDI Inflows (% of the GDP): 1.3%;
  6. Top Maldivian export markets: China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Bangladesh;
  7. Top Maldivian import suppliers: China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Turkey.

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