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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda. Kigali.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Rwanda (Central Africa);
  2. Rwandan Economy;
  3. International Trade of Rwanda;
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Rwanda
    1. Infrastructure;
    2. Agriculture;
    3. Energy;
    4. Tourism;
    5. Information and Communication Technology;
    6. Mining;
    7. Financial Services;
    8. Property (real estate) and Construction;
    9. Manufacturing.
  5. Case Study: Bralirwa;
  6. Rwanda Development Board (RDB);
  7. Access to the Rwandan Market;
  8. Business Plan for Rwanda.

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Rwandan Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in Rwanda;
  3. To explore the Rwandan trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Rwandan Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Rwandan Companies;
  6. To develop a business plan for the Rwandan Market.

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The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Rwanda” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

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

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Rwandan Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Rwanda and the Central African Economic Area / East African Economic Area;
  2. COMESA;
  3. EAC;
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement;
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  6. ECCAS;
  7. Rwanda-EU
    1. GSP;
    2. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.
  8. Free Trade Agreement with India;
  9. Rwanda-U.S.
    1. AGOA United States-Rwanda;
    2. East African Community-US Agreement.
  10. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region;
  11. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL);
  12. Nile Basin Initiative;
  13. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) - accession process.

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    1. 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. Kyoto Convention.
  3. Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM / IATA);
  4. BIC;
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  6. IMO - not a member
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member.
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

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  1. Economic Commission for Africa;
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption;
    2. AUDA-NEPAD;
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. Africa-South America Summit;
  5. China-Africa Cooperation;
  6. Africa-India Cooperation;
  7. Africa-BRICS;
  8. Africa-Turkey Partnership;
  9. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  10. BADEA;
  11. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  12. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  13. Africa-Japan Cooperation.

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  1. WB;
  2. WTO;
  3. IMF;
  4. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.

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  1. The Republic of Rwanda (landlocked country) is a poor rural African nation with 90% of the population working in the agriculture sector;
  2. Rwanda is the most densely populated nation in Africa;
  3. Few natural resources, small industry;
  4. The Genocide (1994) shocked the economy of Rwanda and his population;
  5. Capital of Rwanda: Kigali (1 Million people): one of the African safest cities;
  6. The largest Rwandan cities are Kigali, Butare and Gisenyi;
  7. Rwanda is landlocked country;
  8. The official languages of Rwanda: Kinyarwanda, French, English, and Kiswahili;
  9. Independence of Rwanda: 1962 (Belgium);
  10. Rwandan population: 12 million people
    1. Bantu.
  11. Area of Rwanda: 26,338 km²;
  12. Borders or the Republic of Rwanda: Uganda, Burundi, the DR Congo, and Tanzania.

More information about Rwanda (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Rwanda.

  1. African Traditional Religions;
  2. Christianity:
    1. Catholicism (4.7 million);
    2. Protestants (4 million, 43% of Rwandan population).

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Rwanda belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area (African Civilization).

East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi

Rwanda: a landlocked poor rural country.

Rwandan Economy:

  1. Rwandan GDP growth: 7%;
  2. GDP per capita of Rwanda: USD 644;
  3. Rwandan Agriculture sector: 90% of the labour force;
  4. Services sector in Rwanda: 45% of the GDP;
  5. Rwandan Industry: 15% of the GDP;
  6. The most Rwandan dynamic sector are construction and property (real estate);
  7. Inflation in Rwanda: 4.4%;
  8. Top Rwandan export products: tea and coffee, minerals;
  9. Trade with the East African Community (EAC) countries: 35% of the total exports;
  10. Currency of Rwanda: Rwandan Franc (RWF);
  11. The favorable terms of international trade, Foreign direct investment and aid inflows have aided and stimulated the Rwandan economy considerably over the last decade;
  12. The substantial growth was from an increase in cereal products production (maize and wheat).

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Exports of Rwanda continue to remain small compared to the average of Central Africa and mainly stand for the two largest cash crops, tea, and coffee and, recently, mineral products.

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