Market Access - Learning materials “Doing Business in”
1- EENI Guides “Doing Business in”
EENI has developed more than 130 guides “Doing Business in...” Topics discussed include an introduction to the country, economy, foreign trade, foreign direct investment (FDI), Trade Agreements, business cases, business opportunities, and emerging sectors. This guide is the first to be consulted by the student.
The following figure shows an example of the study materials “Doing Business in Brazil” in several languages. In the left part, the student has a list of all materials to be studied (Brazilian Economy, Espiritu Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Janeiro) In the right part the student access the study material (in this case, the unit “Doing Business in Rio de Janeiro” in English), these guides are in PDF format (the student can download to his PC and, print)
2- Supplementary materials on business in that country (update reports).
To have up-to-date information of the country (especially on economic statistics and foreign trade), students access a range of supplementary material for this market. These materials are usually prepared by central banks, agencies of investments, ministries of economy, and the customs of the country. In the following example, the student can see an updated report on investments in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
3- Websites of interest to the exporter.
For each market to analyse, the student has a series of links to business related sites in the country. Normally there are links to Ministries (Trade, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Industry), investment agencies, customs, Central Banks, Ports, Chambers of Commerce, or Business Associations.
In the following example, you can see how a student of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Saudi Arabia” has a direct link to the import procedures of Saudi Arabia: