EENI Global Business School
Business in Mauritania, Nouakchott

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritania. Nouakchott

  1. Introduction to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Maghreb)
  2. Doing Business in Nouakchott
  3. Mauritanian Economy
  4. International Trade (Import, Export) of Mauritania
  5. Case Study: SNIM (National Industrial and Mining Company)
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Mauritania
    1. Fisheries
    2. Farming
    3. Mining sector
  7. Invest in Mauritania
  8. Access to the Mauritanian Market
  9. Business Plan for Mauritania

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania” are the following:

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

Online Student Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Mauritanie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mauritania Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Mauritania

Mohamed Ali Ould Lemrabott, Mauritania (Professor, EENI Global Business School) Mohamed Ali LEMRABOTT, EENI Global Business School Mauritanian Professor

Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritania”: 1 ECTS Credits

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Mauritania:
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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Mauritania.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: The importance of the mining and fishing sector

Transport and Logistics in Mauritania
  1. African Highways Networks
    1. Cairo-Dakar Corridor
    2. Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Mauritanian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Mauritania and the Maghrebian Economic Area
  2. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  5. United States: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. Bilateral trade agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. In 2000, Mauritania left the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States)
  7. European Union:
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
    2. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. G5-Sahel
  11. Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
  12. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) - not a member

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)

Mauritania Mining Sector (Course Master)

Islamic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  2. Arab League (LAS)
  3. 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)
  4. Asia - Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  5. Summit of South America-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  8. Arab Development Funds
  9. OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

African Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  4. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  5. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  6. Africa-Korea Partnership
  7. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)
  8. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  9. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  10. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  11. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)

Global Organisations

  1. World Bank (WB)
  2. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

  1. Mauritania is located between the 15th and 27th north parallel and covers an area of 1,030,700 square kilometres
  2. Mauritania It is bounded on the north by Algeria and the Western Sahara, to the east by Mali, on the south by Mali and Senegal on the west by the Atlantic Ocean
  3. Mauritanian Official language: Arab
    1. French is also used
  4. Government: Islamic Republic
  5. Population of Mauritania: 4.3 million inhabitants
    1. Density: 1.95 inhabitants/square kilometres
    2. Soninke
    3. Fula
  6. Capital of Mauritania: Nouakchott (800,000 habitants).
    1. Port of Nouakchott (Deep-sea port)
  7. Nouadhibou is the second Mauritanian city
  8. Mauritanian independence: 1960 (from France)
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Mauritania: 1981
  10. Mauritanian Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)

More information about Mauritania (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Religion in Mauritania: Sunni Islam

  1. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki school

Mauritania belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation).

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya

Economy of Mauritania:

  1. The main Mauritanian resources are Iron ore, fisheries, agriculture, livestock, Petrol, and gas
  2. The most dynamic sectors of the Mauritanian economy are mining (10% GDP), agriculture, and construction
  3. Mauritanian GDP growth: 6.9%
  4. Current account balance: -27.1% GDP
  5. Mauritanian Inflation: 5%
  6. Fishing agreement with the European Union
  7. Top Mauritanian trading partners: the European Union (France) and China
  8. Top Mauritanian Export Markets: France (25% of the total exports), Japan, Spain, and Italy
  9. Trade with other African Markets: only 4% of total Mauritanian trade

With more than fifty years of experience, SNIM (National Industrial and Mining Company) is the second largest African iron ore producer. The company manages his Rail transport from the mines to the Port of Nouakchott (700 kilometres).

Nearest foreign ports:

  1. Port of Casablanca
  2. Port of Dakar

Samples - Business in Mauritania

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Senegal

Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania

Trade Preferential System (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

Trade Agreement (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

Arab League (Arabic)

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria)

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