Business in Namibia

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Namibia - Windhoek. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Namibia (Southern Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Windhoek
  3. The Namibian Economy
  4. The International Trade of Namibia
  5. The Port of Walvis Bay
  6. The Directorate of Customs and Excise
  7. Case Study:
    1. The Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone
    2. The Logistics Corridors in Namibia: Walvis Bay, Trans-Oranje, Trans-Caprivi, and Trans-Cunene
    3. The Namibian Dairy Sector
  8. Namibia's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
    1. Implications for Namibia of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  9. Investment opportunities in Namibia
  10. The cost of doing business in Namibia
  11. Access to the Namibian Market
  12. Business Plan for Namibia

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Namibia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Namibian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Namibia
  3. To explore Namibia's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Namibia's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Namibian Market
The subject “Doing Business in Namibia” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning: Africa, International Business
  3. Course: Southern Africa

Recommendations for the Namibian Students.

Course learning materials in English or French Namibie Portuguese Namibia Spanish Namibia

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

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Namibia:
Doing Business in Namibia

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Namibia).

The Namibian economy is based on the mining and livestock.

An exporter of diamonds, minerals, fish, meat, and livestock.

  1. The Republic of Namibia (Africa) shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa
  2. The Namibian Government: Multiparty Parliament with Democratic Constitution
  3. The official language of Namibia: English
  4. Other Namibian languages: Afrikaans, Herero, Lozi, Kwangali, Oshiwambo, and Tswana
  5. Capital: Windhoek
  6. The Namibian Population: 2.32 millions of people
  7. Area: 825,615 square kilometres

The main religion in Namibia: Christianity (90% of the population).

Namibia belongs to the Southern African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Port of Walvis Bay Namibia

The Economic Profile of Namibia:

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

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 Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

Logistics Corridors in Namibia:
Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Namibia's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and preferential access:

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
  3. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  4. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  5. Preferential market access arrangements with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the MERCOSUR
  6. Cotonou Agreement (EU)
  7. Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
  8. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (US)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Namibia is a member of:

  1. African Union (AU)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. Forum India-Namibia
  6. Forum China-Namibia
  7. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  8. International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Custom Organisation, World Bank (WB), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Commonwealth of Nations, Africa, Caribbean, and the Pacific (ACP) countries

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement

SADC-European Union Free Trade Agreement

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



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