Doing Business in Namibia

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Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Namibia - Windhoek.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Namibia (Southern Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Windhoek
  3. Namibian Economy
  4. International Trade of Namibia
  5. Port of Walvis Bay
  6. Directorate of Customs and Excise
  7. Case Study:
    1. Walvis Bay Export Processing Zone
    2. Logistics Corridors in Namibia: Walvis Bay, Trans-Oranje, Trans-Caprivi, and Trans-Cunene
    3. 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

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 Namibian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Namibian Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Namibian Market
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in Namibia” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Professional Master's Degrees (e-learning): Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Southern Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

African Student Master, EENI Business School & HA University

Higher Education programs adapted for Namibian Students.

Course learning materials in Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French Namibie Tertiary Education in Portuguese Namibia Higher Education in 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:
Course: Doing Business in Namibia

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. 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: Namibia Africa EENI Business School & HA University (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Windhoek, Walvis Bay
  2. Transport and Logistics in Namibia
  3. Regions of Namibia
  4. History of Namibia

African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University

Main religions in Namibia:

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

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

Course: Port of Walvis Bay Namibia

Economic Profile of Namibia:

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

  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:
Course: 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. 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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