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Doing Business in Malta

Syllabus of the Subject - Doing Business in Malta. Valletta.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Malta (European Union)
  2. Maltese Economy: a strategic position between Europe, the North of Africa and the Middle East (MENA)
  3. Doing Business in Valletta
  4. Maltese Foreign Trade
  5. Foreign Direct Investment in Malta
  6. Access to the Maltese Market
  7. Business Plan for Malta

The objectives of the subject “Doing Business in Malta” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Maltese Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Maltese Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Malta with the country of the student
  4. To know Malta's free trade agreements as a member of the European Union
  5. To develop a business plan for the Maltese Market
Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Malta” is studied...
  1. Doctorate: Europe
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): Europe, International Business

Recommendations for the Maltese Students

Course learning materials in English + Spanish Malta French Malte Portuguese Malta.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Malta”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Malta

The Republic of Malta (Europe)

  1. Capital: Valletta
  2. Official Language: Maltese and English
  3. Area: 316 square kilometres
  4. Maltese Population: 423,282 million of people (the highest population density in the European Union)
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Malta is an island country. Nearest countries: Tunisia, Libya and Italy
  7. Independence: 1964 (the United Kingdom)

Religion in Malta: Catholicism (Christianity)

Malta belongs to the Western Christian Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Economy of Malta.

  1. Malta is considered by the World Bank as an advanced economy
  2. Malta is considered the 15th most democratic country in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit, Democracy Index)
  3. The Republic of Malta has become a crucial shipping logistics centre, thanks to its strategic position between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
  4. The Maltese tourism sector (1.7 million tourists) is one of the pillars of the Maltese economy, as well as the textile and electronics industry
  5. The Maltese banking sector has experienced strong growth in recent years
  6. Maltese GDP (nominal): 7,419,000 millions of dollars
  7. GDP per capita: 18,088 dollars
  8. Maltese Currency: Euro (2008)
  9. Malta is a member of the European Union since 2004
  10. Malta has one of the lowest tax systems in the European Union
  11. Headquarters of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Maltese Foreign Trade.

  1. Foreign trade is key for Malta
  2. Main Maltese Export: machinery, fuels, pharmaceutical products, books, aircraft, toys and sports equipment
  3. Top Maltese exports destinations: Germany (18%), Libya, France, the United Kingdom, Italy
  4. Main Maltese Imports: fuels, electrical machinery, aircraft, machinery, semi-manufactured products, vehicles
  5. Main suppliers of Malta: Italy (19%), the United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Greece, Spain
  6. As a member of the European Union, Malta is the beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements

International Economic Relations of Malta

  1. World Trade Organisation
  2. World Bank
  3. European Union
  4. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  5. International Chamber of Commerce
  6. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  7. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  8. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  9. United Nations
  10. European Investment Bank (EIB)
  11. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  12. Group of States of the Council of Europe Convention against the corruption (GRECO)
  13. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)

Examples of the subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Malta:
European Union-Turkey Customs Union

European Union-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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