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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Namibia: mining and livestock. Windhoek, Walvis Bay

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Namibia (Southern Africa)
  2. Namibian Economy
  3. International Trade of Namibia
    1. Directorate of Customs and Excise
    2. Namibian Free Trade Agreements
      1. Implications for Namibia of the Tripartite FTA
  4. Case Study:
    1. Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone
    2. Namibian Dairy Sector
  5. Investment opportunities in Namibia
  6. Cost of doing business in Namibia
  7. Access to the Namibian Market
  8. Business Plan for Namibia

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Namibia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Namibian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Namibia
  3. To explore the Namibian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Namibian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Namibian Market

Maritime Transportation Course: Port of Walvis Bay Namibia

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Namibia” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Namibie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Namibia Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Namibia.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Namibia”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

Masters adapted to Namibia, Masters, International Business Trade Namibian Students.

International Trade and Business in Namibia

Namibian economy is based on mining and livestock. A diamonds, minerals, fish, meat, and livestock exporter.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

Transport in Namibia
  1. Port of Walvis Bay
  2. Logistics Corridors in Namibia: Walvis Bay, Trans-Oranje, Trans-Caprivi, and Trans-Cunene
  3. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Namibian Free Trade Agreements and Preferential Access:

  1. Namibia and the Southern African Economic Area
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. EU-SADC FTA
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  5. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    1. India-SACU Agreement
    2. EFTA-SACU Agreement
    3. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement
    4. MERCOSUR-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement
  6. Namibia-Zimbabwe FTA
  7. Namibia-EU
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. EU-GSP
  8. AGOA
  9. Conference on the Great Lakes Region - Guest Member

Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC (Containers)
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. International Maritime Organization
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  6. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. China-Africa Cooperation
  6. Africa-India Cooperation
  7. Africa-BRICS
  8. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  9. Africa-Korea Partnership
  10. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  11. Africa-South America Summit
  12. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  13. Arab Bank for Africa (BADEA)

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    4. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. IMF
  4. World Custom Organization
  5. WTO
  6. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
  7. Commonwealth of Nations
  8. African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries
  9. CPLP (observer country)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malawi...

The Republic of Namibia

  1. Namibia (Africa) shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa
  2. Namibian Government: Multiparty Parliament with Democratic Constitution
  3. Official language of Namibia: English
  4. Other Namibian languages: Afrikaans, Herero, Lozi, Kwangali, Oshiwambo, and Tswana
  5. Capital of Namibia: Windhoek;
    1. Walvis Bay
  6. Namibian Population: 2.6 million people
  7. Namibian Area: 825,615 km²
  8. Independence of Namibia from South Africa in 1990
  9. Currency of Namibia: Namibian Dollar (ET) and South African Rand (ZAR)

More information about Namibia (EENI African Business Portal).

Main Religions in Namibia:

  1. Christianity (90% of Namibian population)
  2. African Traditional Religions

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Namibia belongs to the Southern African Economic Area.

Logistics Corridors in Namibia:
Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Economic Profile of Namibia:

  1. Free market economy
  2. Namibian GDP: 12.30 billion dollars
  3. GDP growth rate: 4.2%
  4. Top Namibian economic sectors: agriculture (7% of the GDP), industry (20%), and services (73%)
  5. Namibian Inflation: 5.6%
  6. Top Namibian exports: diamonds, minerals, fish, meat, livestock
  7. Top Namibian export markets: South Africa, the UK, Angola, Spain, France, Switzerland, the U.S., and Canada
  8. Top Namibian imports: food and beverages, vehicles, and machinery
  9. Top Namibian providers: South Africa, Germany, India, China, Japan, the U.S., and France
  10. Principal resources of Namibia: diamonds, cattle, uranium, fish, and marine products

Global Trade and Business in Namibia:
International Trade and Business in Namibia

The Walvis Bay Corridor is a PPP (Public Private Partnership) composed by four trans-corridors (Caprivi, Kalahari, Cunene and Orange) and the port of Walvis Bay. One of the objectives of this corridor is to create a transport hub in the SADC region.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Southern African Development Community (SADC)-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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