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Doing Business in Nicaragua

Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Nicaragua - Managua.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Nicaragua (Central America)
  2. Nicaraguan Economy
  3. International Trade of Nicaragua
  4. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Nicaragua
  5. Doing Business in Managua
  6. Case Study: Business Opportunities in Nicaragua
    1. Textiles
    2. Tourism
    3. Business Process Outsourcing
    4. Manufacturing
    5. Nicaraguan Agribusiness
    6. Energy
  7. Case Study: Pellas Group
  8. Access to the Nicaraguan Market
  9. Business Plan for Nicaragua

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

  1. To analyse the Nicaraguan economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Nicaragua
  3. To explore Nicaragua's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Nicaragua's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Nicaraguan Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Nicaraguan Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Nicaragua” is part of the following programs:
  1. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific
  2. Doctorate in Business in America
  3. Course: Central America

Course learning materials in English or Spanish Nicaragua French Nicaragua Portuguese Nicarágua

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

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Nicaragua
Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Nicaragua

Description of the Subject: Trade and Business in Nicaragua.

The Republic of Nicaragua.

  1. The population of the Republic of Nicaragua (6 million) is very young (80% under the age of 39)
  2. Managua, the capital of the Republic of Nicaragua, has a total population of 1.3 millions of people; 27% of the population of Managua (350,000) are between 20-34 years
  3. Nicaraguan official language: Spanish
  4. Nicaragua has an advantaged location on the American continent (2'30 hours by air, three days by sea from the United States)
  5. Nicaragua shares borders with Honduras and Costa Rica
  6. Nicaragua is the biggest nation in Central America (130,600 square kilometres)
  7. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1811
  8. Abolition of the Slavery in Nicaragua: 1836
  9. African Diaspora in Nicaragua: 0.5 million of people (9% of the Nicaraguan population)

Religion in Nicaragua: Christianity (Catholicism: 2,6 million)

Nicaragua belongs to the Christian Civilisation - Latin American area

Nicaraguan Economy

Nicaraguan Economy

  1. The Republic of Nicaragua is one of the top economies in the Central American region with the most favourable conditions for doing business (World Bank).
  2. Nicaragua has a 22,000 kilometres of road network connecting Managua (the Capital of Nicaragua) to all the main cities
  3. The Pan-American Highway (370 kilometres) connects Nicaragua with Honduras and Costa Rica
  4. The telecommunication sector is completely privatised and is considered to be one of the most modern in Central America
  5. On the Latin American Globalisation Index, Nicaragua was ranked as the third most globalised country in Latin America
  6. The flight time from Managua to the United States is two hours by plane and three days by ship. This proximity of Nicaragua to North America, Central, and South America positions it as very interesting facilities for companies exporting to these markets
  7. The Republic of Nicaragua registered a growth rate of GDP of 3.2%.
  8. Nicaraguan Gross Domestic Product: 6,400 million
  9. Agribusiness, fisheries, and forestry accounted for 19% of the GDP of Nicaragua
  10. In the Republic of Nicaragua, there are thirty-eight industrial parks, mainly in the textile and clothing sector and the manufacturing sector (especially medical devices)
  11. Nicaraguan Currency: Córdoba

Foreign Trade of Nicaragua

  1. Nicaraguan total exports: 2,700 million dollars
  2. Nicaragua is an excellent export platform for access to the regional markets (Mexico, Central and South America, and the Andean Countries)
  3. Nicaragua is a member of the Central American Common Market
  4. Nicaragua is the third most globalised nation in Latin America (Latin American Globalisation Index)
  5. Main export markets of the Republic of Nicaragua are the United States, Central American Common Market, European Union (EU), Mexico, and Japan
  6. Main import partners of Nicaragua are the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Guatemala, and El Salvador
  7. The number of tourists increased by 50%.
  8. The Inter-American Development Bank forgives 50% of Nicaragua's foreign debt

United States-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nicaragua.

  1. Total FDI: 434.2 million dollars
  2. Main sectors receptors of the foreign direct investment: energy, telecommunications, and Free Zones

Nicaragua Textiles

Nicaragua's Free Trade Agreements and Market Access

  1. Central American Integration System (SICA)
  2. Central American Common Market - Integrated with the SICA -
  3. The Republic of Nicaragua has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) in force with the United States, Taiwan, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, European Union, the Dominican Republic, and Chile
  4. Mesoamerica Project
  5. Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

Central American Integration System (SICA)

Samples - Business in Nicaragua

Central American Common Market

Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA)

Central America-Panama Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Mexico-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Mesoamerica trade

Taiwan-Nicaragua Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Chile-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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