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

  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 Free Trade Agreement.
  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 the Republic of Namibia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Namibian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of 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.

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

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.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

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

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master 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 “Foreign Trade and Business in Namibia”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

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International Trade and Business in Namibia

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

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Transport and Logistics 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.

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Namibian Free Trade Agreements and preferential access:

  1. Namibia and the Southern African Economic Area;
  2. SADC
    1. European Union-SADC Free Trade Agreement.
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement;
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  5. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
    1. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Agreement;
    2. EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement;
    3. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement;
    4. MERCOSUR-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Preferential Trade Agreement.
  6. Namibia-Zimbabwe Free Trade Agreement;
  7. Namibia-EU
    1. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement);
    2. Generalized System of Preferences (EU-GSP).
  8. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (US);
  9. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) - Guest Member.

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

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. Agreement on the Application of 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. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  5. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  6. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

African Instituions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption;
    2. AUDA-NEPAD.
  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 Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

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Global Economic Organizations:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. UNCITRAL;
    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. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (observer country).

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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.

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

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Logistics Corridors in Namibia:
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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 Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

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

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

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