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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Mali - Bamako.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mali (West Africa)
    1. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá (Malian Historian): “In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning”.
  2. Malian Economy;
  3. International Trade of Mali;
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Mali:
    1. Agribusiness;
    2. Livestock;
    3. Malian Mining sector;
    4. Renewable Energy;
    5. Tourism.
  5. Case Study: Desert Gold Ventures (Canada) in Mali;
  6. Investment Promotion Agency of Mali;
  7. Access to the Malian Market;
  8. Business Plan for Mali.

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

  1. To analyze the Malian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Mali;
  3. To explore the Malian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Malian Trade Agreements;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Malian Market.

Online Course Business in West Africa

Global Trade and Business in Mali
Master Course: Foreign trade and Doing Business in Mali

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

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

Doctorate: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in West Africa.

Masters: Business in Africa, International Business.

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

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Mali Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mali Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Mali.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mali”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

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Malian Trade Agreements and Preferential Access:

  1. Mali and the West African Economic Area;
  2. ECOWAS;
  3. WAEMU;
  4. CEN-SAD;
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  6. U.S.-Mali
    1. Mali is the beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA);
    2. US-UEMOA Trade Agreement.
  7. EU-Mali
    1. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
    2. European Union-Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System;
  9. G5-Sahel;
  10. Organization for the Development of the Senegal River;
  11. Niger Basin Authority;
  12. OHADA;
  13. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

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

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (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. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  5. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. Convention for Safe Containers;
    2. Istanbul Convention.
  6. Rotterdam Rules;
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

Niger Basin Authority (Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Mali)

African Instituions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption;
    2. AUDA-NEPAD;
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  7. Africa-South America Summit;
  8. China-Africa Cooperation;
  9. Africa-India Cooperation;
  10. Africa-BRICS;
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership.

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

Islamic Organizations:

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  2. BADEA;
  3. Islamic Development Bank;
  4. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation (OIC-COMCEC);
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce;
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Centre for Islamic Countries.

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

Global Organizations:

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

“In Africa, when an old man dies; it is a library burning” Amadou Hampaté Bá

Ahmadou Hampaté Bá, Ethnologist (Mali) In Africa, when an old man dies, a library disappears

The Republic of Mali (landlocked country) is the largest country in West Africa after Niger.

  1. Mali shares borders with Mauritania, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Conakry, and Senegal;
  2. Malian Population: 18 million people (50% women)
    1. Bambara;
    2. Bobo;
    3. Mandinka;
    4. Bozo;
    5. Dogon;
    6. Senufo;
    7. Soninke;
    8. Songhai;
    9. Fula.
  3. Malian Area: 1,241,238 km²;
  4. Bamako is the capital of the Republic of Mali (1.8 million people);
  5. The largest Malian cities are Bamako, Gao, Kayes, Kidal, Koulikoro, Mopti, Ségou, Sikasso, and Timbuktu
  6. Official language of Mali: French
    1. 50% of Malian speak Bambara.
  7. Independence of Mali: 1960 (France).

More information about Mali (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in Mali:

  1. Islam (94% of the Malian population);
  2. African Traditional Religions.

Mali belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Malian Economy:

  1. The main Malian economic activity are agriculture and livestock (44% of Malian GDP; 80% of the working population);
  2. Malian GDP growth: 5%. Recession in 2012;
  3. Inflation in Mali: 2.1%;
  4. Mali is the third largest gold producer in Africa (75% of the total exports);
  5. Malian Cotton: 15% of the total exports;
  6. Strong liberalization policy;
  7. Political instability risks in North of Mali: Tuareg rebels (National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad) and Islamist armed groups;
  8. Malian currency: CFA Franc;
  9. Bamako (Mali) - Dakar (Senegal) Rail transport: 1,248 km.

Alphadi, “The Prince of the Desert.” Child of Tuareg, Seidnaly Sidhamed alias ALPHADI was born in 1957 in Timbuktu (Mali), they parents were traders. In Niger; he lives surrounded by his eight brothers and sisters. Very early; he enjoys disguise her sisters and mother and spends hours in front of Hindus films to observe the make-up of the actresses. It is already very sensitive to anything that might improve the female beauty. However, in a Muslim country, fashion is a sector banned to boys. Alphadi flies to success. There is not a corner in the World where he had to organize a parade: Niamey, Abidjan, Paris, Brussels, New York, Washington, Quebec, and Tokyo.

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Master: Organization for the Development of the Senegal River

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

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