Doing Business in Mauritania
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Mauritania.
- Introduction to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (The Maghreb).
- Business in Nouakchott
- The Economy of Mauritania
- International Trade of Mauritania
- Case Study: SNIM (National Industrial and Mining Company)
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Mauritania
- Mining sector
- Invest in Mauritania
- Introduction to Arabic and French
- Access to the Mauritanian Market
- Business Plan for Mauritania
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Islamic
Republic of Mauritania”:
- To analyse the Mauritanian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
- To explore Mauritania's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Mauritania's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the profile of Mauritanian Companies
- To develop a business plan for the Mauritanian Market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Mauritania:
Subject Description (Doing Business in Mauritania).
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: the importance of the mining and fishing sector
- The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is located between the 15th and 27th north
parallel and covers an area of 1,030,700 square kilometres.
- Mauritania It is bounded on the north by
Algeria and Western
Sahara former, to the east by Mali, on
the south by Mali and Senegal
on the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
- The official language: Arab.
- French is also used.
- Form of Government: Islamic Republic
- The population of Mauritania: 3,086,859 hab. Density: 1.95 inhab./square kilometres
- The capital of Mauritania: Nouakchott (800,000 habitants). Deep-sea port.
- Nouadhibou is the second city.
- Mauritania independence: 1960 (from France)
- Abolition of slavery in Mauritania: 1981
- Neighbouring countries: Algeria, Mali, Territory of Western Sahara, Senegal
- Mauritanian Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)
Religion in Mauritania:
- Sunni Islam
- Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence):
Mauritania belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation
and African Civilisation).
The economy of Mauritania:
- The main resources: Iron ore, fisheries, agriculture, livestock, Petrol, and gas.
- The most dynamic sectors of the Mauritanian economy: mining (10% GDP), agriculture, and construction
- Mauritanian GDP growth: 6.9%
- Current account balance: -27.1 % GDP
- The inflation: 5%
- Fishing agreement with the EU.
- In 2000, Mauritania left ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States)
- Top trading partners: the European Union (France) and China
- Top Mauritanian export markets: France (25% of the total exports), Japan, Spain, and Italy
- Trade with other African markets: only 4% of the total
With more than fifty years of experience, SNIM (National
Industrial and Mining Company) is the second African producer of iron ore.
The company manages his railway from the mines to the Port of Nouakchott (700 kilometres).
Nearest foreign ports:
- Port of Casablanca
- Port of Dakar
African Highways Networks:
- Cairo-Dakar Corridor
- Dakar-Lagos Corridor
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has preferential access to:
- Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- The United States: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- Bilateral trade agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- The European Union: Cotonou Agreement, Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
Mauritania is a member of:
- Arab League
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Islamic Development Bank
- African Development Bank
- NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development)
- African Union
- Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- Asia-Middle East (Mauritania) Dialogue
- Summit of South American-Mauritania
- Africa (Mauritania)-Asia Strategic Partnership
- Summit Africa (Mauritania)-China
- Forum Africa (Mauritania)-India
- Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- World Customs Organisation (WCO)
- World Bank (WB)
- World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Trade Preferential System OIC: