Business in Mozambique

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Mozambique - Maputo.


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Mozambique (East Africa).
  2. Doing Business in the City of Maputo
  3. Mozambican Economy
  4. International Trade of Mozambique
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Mozambique
    - Agriculture
    - Fisheries and aquaculture
    - Tourism and hotels
    - Infrastructure
    - Energy
  6. Legislation on Investment
  7. CPI - Investment Agency of Mozambique
  8. The Industrial Free Zones
  9. Case Study:
    - Ports of Beira, Nacala, and Maputo
    - Maputo Development Corridor.
    - Nacala Road Corridor Project
  10. History of Mozambique
  11. Introduction to Portuguese
  12. Access to the Mozambican Market
  13. Business Plan for Mozambique

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Mozambique”:

  1. To analyse the Mozambican economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Mozambique
  3. To explore Mozambique's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Mozambique's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the Mozambican logistics sector
  6. To develop a business plan for the Mozambican Market


Subject “Doing Business in Mozambique” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Course: East Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa

Course learning materials in English or Portuguese Mozambique French Mozambique Spanish Mozambique.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Mozambique”: 2 ECTS Credits / 1 AC Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Sample of the subject (Business in Mozambique):
Doing Business in Mozambique

Description 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.

  1. The Republic of Mozambique is one of the World's poorest countries (172 in the Human Development Index of the United Nations).
  2. Mozambique is a democratic country
  3. Mozambican Population: 23.5 millions of people
  4. Capital: City of Maputo
  5. Mozambique shares borders with Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Swaziland.
  6. 2,700 kilometres, along the eastern coast of Africa
  7. Mozambican official language: Portuguese
  8. 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.
  9. Mozambique became independent from Portugal in 1975
  10. 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:

  1. Christianity (56%)
  2. Islam (18%) and Animism (7%)

Mozambique belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Mozambican economy:

  1. Mozambican GDP growth (2013): 7%
  2. Agriculture sector: 70% of the population
  3. The inflation: 2.3
  4. Mozambican Currency: Metical
  5. Natural resources: hydroelectric, petroleum, coal, minerals (titanium, graphite, wood, aluminium), and fishing products
  6. Huge reserves of minerals resources
  7. 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:

  1. Top Mozambican export products: prawn, cotton, cashew nuts, sugar, tea, aluminium ingots, titanium, tobacco, timber, textiles, and banana
  2. Top Mozambican export destinations: Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Japan, the United States, Brazil, and India
  3. Top import markets: South Africa, Australia, the United States, India, Portugal, China, and Germany
  4. The public company GAZEDA manages special Economic Zones and Free Industrial Areas

African corridors:

  1. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  2. North-South Corridor

Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Mozambique has preferential access to:

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  4. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  5. Cotonou Agreement (EU)
  6. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  7. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with India and Malawi

Mozambique is a member of:

  1. African Development Bank
  2. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  6. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  7. Islamic Development Bank
  8. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  9. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries
  10. Forum Africa (Mozambique)-China
  11. Africa (Mozambique)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  12. Afro-Arab cooperation
  13. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Transport in the Southern African Development Community Region

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Lobito-Beira Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9)

North-South Corridor (Africa)

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