Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Mozambique - Maputo.
- Introduction to the Republic of Mozambique (East Africa).
- Doing Business in the City of Maputo
- Mozambican Economy
- International Trade of Mozambique
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Mozambique
- Fisheries and aquaculture
- Tourism and hotels
- Legislation on Investment
- CPI - Investment Agency of Mozambique
- The Industrial Free Zones
- Case Study:
- Ports of Beira, Nacala, and Maputo
- Maputo Development Corridor.
- Nacala Road Corridor Project
- History of Mozambique
- Introduction to Portuguese
- Access to the Mozambican Market
- Business Plan for Mozambique
Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Mozambique”:
- To analyse the Mozambican economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Mozambique
- To explore Mozambique's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Mozambique's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the Mozambican logistics sector
- To develop a business plan for the Mozambican Market
Sample of the subject (Business in Mozambique):
Subject Description (Doing Business in Mozambique).
The Republic of Mozambique (Africa).
Mozambique: one of the most dynamic African economies and one of the World's poorest countries.
- The Republic of Mozambique is one of the World's poorest countries (172 in the Human Development Index of the United Nations).
- Mozambique is a democratic country
- Mozambican Population: 23.5 millions of people
- Capital: City of Maputo
- Mozambique shares borders with
Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Swaziland.
- 2,700 kilometres, along the eastern coast of Africa
- Mozambican official language: Portuguese
- The eleven provinces of Mozambique are Niassa, Cabo Delgado, Nampula, Zambezia, Tete, Manica, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane, and Maputo, and the city of Maputo, which has a provincial status.
- Mozambique became independent from Portugal in 1975
- National Report on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, showed that of the eleven targets of the Millennium Development Goals, only
five of them had the potential to be achieved.
Religions in Mozambique:
- Christianity (56%)
- Islam (18%) and Animism (7%)
Mozambique belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
- Mozambican GDP growth (2013): 7%
- Agriculture sector: 70% of the population
- The inflation: 2.3
- Mozambican Currency: Metical
- Natural resources: hydroelectric, petroleum, coal, minerals (titanium, graphite, wood, aluminium), and fishing products
- Huge reserves of minerals resources
- Most Mozambican dynamic sectors: coal production, financial sector, large infrastructure projects, construction, services, transport, communication, extractive industries, and the energy sector.
International Trade of Mozambique:
- Top Mozambican export products: prawn, cotton, cashew nuts, sugar, tea, aluminium ingots, titanium, tobacco, timber, textiles, and banana
- Top Mozambican export destinations:
Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy,
the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Japan, the United States, Brazil, and India
- Top import markets: South Africa, Australia, the United States, India, Portugal, China, and Germany
- The public company GAZEDA manages special Economic Zones and Free Industrial Areas
- North-South Corridor
Mozambique has preferential access to:
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
- Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
- Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
- Cotonou Agreement (EU)
- United States-Africa (AGOA)
- Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with India and Malawi
Mozambique is a member of:
- African Development Bank
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Union (AU)
- Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
- Islamic Development Bank
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Community of Portuguese
- Forum Africa (Mozambique)-China
- Africa (Mozambique)-Asia Strategic Partnership
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)