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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 (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 analyze the Maldivian Economy and International Trade;
  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.

Foreign 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 Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

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

Doctorate (DIB): Islamic Business, Asian Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Learning materials in 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.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maldives.

Tourism and fishing sector: 40% of the Maldivian GDP

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

South Asia Economic Cooperation

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

  1. World Trade Organization (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 Organization (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).
  3. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member;
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) - not a member.

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

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

Islamic Organizations:

  1. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB);
  2. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization 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).
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED).

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

Asian Trade and Economic Organizations:

  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).

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

Global Organizations:

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN);
    3. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. World Bank (WB);
  3. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  4. International Monetary Fund (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 (United Kingdom);
  9. Sunni Islam is the official religion;
  10. Neighboring countries (by Sea): India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Seychelles.

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

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

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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