Doing Business in Namibia (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Namibia - Windhoek.

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

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

  1. To analyse the Namibian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Namibia
  3. To explore Namibian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Namibian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Namibian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Namibia” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa

African Student, Master / Doctorate Business

Higher Education programs adapted to Namibian Students.

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Namibie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Namibia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Namibia

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

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Namibia:
Course: Doing Business in Namibia





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Description of the Subject (Doing Business in Namibia).

  1. The Republic of 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: Windhoek
  6. Namibian Population: 2.6 million people
  7. Namibian Area: 825,615 square kilometres
  8. Independence from South Africa in 1990
  9. The currency of Namibia: Namibian Dollar (ET) and South African Rand (ZAR)

More information about Namibia (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Regions of Namibia

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Namibia:

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

Namibia belongs to Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Logistics Course: Port of Walvis Bay Namibia

Economic Profile of Namibia:

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

  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 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 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

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:
Online Course: Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Southern African Customs Union (SACU, Master)

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. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (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, African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

SADC-European Union Free Trade Agreement (Course)

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



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