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Business in the Maldives, Male

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 (Import, Export) of the Maldives
    1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) 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 “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Maldives” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Maldivian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Maldives
  3. To explore the Maldivian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Maldivian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Maldivian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Maldivian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldivesbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Asia, International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Business, Asian Business, World Trade

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Maldives, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Maldivian Students.

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Maldivas Study, Master in International Business in French Maldives

Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in the Maldives:
International Trade and Business in the Maldives





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives.

Tourism and fishing sector: 40% of the Maldivian GDP

Maldivian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. The Maldives and the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  3. South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)
  4. Asian Clearing Union (ACU)
  5. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India
  6. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  7. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
  8. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) - not a member

Maldives Qasim Ibrahim

Islamic Organisations

  1. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
    Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Colombo Plan
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  5. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  6. Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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 (United Kingdom)
  9. Sunni Islam is the official religion
  10. Neighbouring countries (by Sea): India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Seychelles

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

South Asia Economic Cooperation

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

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, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Bangladesh
  7. Top Maldivian import suppliers: China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Turkey

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) South Asian Free-Trade Area (SAFTA). Economic Union



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