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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Senegal. Port of Dakar.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Senegal (West Africa)
  2. Senegalese Economy;
  3. International Trade of Senegal
    1. Customs Clearance of imported goods in Senegal.
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Senegal:
    1. Agriculture and agribusiness;
    2. Aquaculture;
    3. Teleservices and information technology;
    4. Livestock;
    5. Infrastructures.
  5. Case Study: Senegalese companies;
    2. SONATEL;
    3. SUNEOR Group.
  6. APIX - Investment Promotion and Major Projects (Invest in Senegal);
  7. Access to the Senegalese market;
  8. Business Plan for Senegal.
Senegalese personalities
  1. Leopold Sédar Senghor;
  2. Sheikh Anta Diop;
  3. Pathé Diagne.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Republic of Senegal” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Senegalese Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Senegal;
  3. To explore the Senegalese trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Senegalese Trade Agreements;
  5. To examine the profile of Senegalese companies;
  6. To understand the role of Senegal as a gateway to West Africa;
  7. To develop a business plan for the Senegalese market.

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Online Course Business in West Africa

E-learning Doctorate and Masters in International Business

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

Doctorate: African Business, Islamic Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in West Africa.

Masters: Business in Africa International Business, Foreign Trade.

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

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Sénégal Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Senegal Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Senegal.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Senegal”: 2 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: two weeks.

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

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International Trade and Business in Senegal.

Senegal is one of the less corrupt African Countries. Improved business climate.
Gateway to the West African region.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Transport and Logistics in Africa

Transport and Logistics in Senegal
  1. Port of Dakar;
  2. Trans-African Roads;
    1. Dakar-Lagos Corridor;
    2. Cairo-Dakar Corridor;
    3. Trans-Sahelian Highway.

African Economic Integration. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Senegalese Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Senegal and the West African Economic Area;
  2. ECOWAS;
  3. WAEMU;
  4. CEN-SAD;
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  6. EU-Senegal
    1. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership;
    2. .
  7. U.S.-Senegal
    1. United States (AGOA);
    2. US-WAEMU Trade Agreement.
  8. Free Trade Agreement with India;
  9. OHADA;
  10. Organization for the Development of the Senegal River;
  11. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).

West African Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

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. Rotterdam Rules;
  4. Hamburg Rules (Sea).

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

African Trade and Economic Organizations:

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

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Islamic Organizations:

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  2. BADEA;
  3. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation (OIC-COMCEC);
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce;
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade;
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Economic Organizations:

  1. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (observer country);
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF;
  5. International Organization of Francophonie;
  6. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.

Course Master: Organization for the Development of the Senegal River

The Republic of Senegal.

  1. Senegalese Area: 196,712 km²;
  2. Senegalese Population: 13.5 million people (48 people per km²)
    1. Mandinka;
    2. Fula;
    3. Soninke.
  3. 25% of the population is concentrated in the Dakar region;
  4. 55% of the Senegalese are under 20 years;
  5. Official name: Republique du Senegal;
  6. Senegalese Capital: Dakar (2.45 million people);
  7. The largest Senegalese cities are Dakar, Guédiawaye, Kaolak, M'bour, Pikine, Rufisque, Saint-Louis, Thiès, Touba and Ziguinchor;
  8. The Senegalese official language is French;
  9. Other languages are Wolof, Diola, and Mandingo;
  10. Senegalese Independence: 1960 (France);
  11. Legal System in Senegal: based on the French civil law;
  12. Senegal shares borders with Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and the Gambia;
  13. Ahmadou Hampaté Bá studied in Senegal.

More information about Senegal (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in Senegal:

  1. Islam (95% of Senegalese population);
  2. African Traditional Religions.

Senegal belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilization).

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Leopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese Politician, Intellectual, and Poet (Africanist, Senegal)

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Senegalese Economy:

  1. The Republic of Senegal (Africa) initiated in the last years a deep privatization programme of the public companies (telecommunications, energy, tourism, or transport);
  2. Senegal has invested more than any other West African nation in the telecommunication's sector; Senegal is positioned as the regional leader;
  3. The economy of Senegal remains dominated by the tertiary sector (60% of the Senegalese gross domestic product);
  4. The primary and secondary sector contributes 20% each to the Senegalese GDP;
  5. Senegal is the first nation to have been rated as B +/Stable/B in West Africa (Standard and Poor's);
  6. The Central Bank of West African States is located in Dakar;
  7. Senegalese GDP growth: 4.8%;
  8. Inflation in Senegal: 1.3%.

(Foreign Trade and Business in Senegal):
International Trade and Business in Senegal

APIX. The Senegalese Agency for export Promotion is an integrated platform of export services for companies and associations.


SODEFITEX (Development Society of Textile fibers) was created March 15, 1974 as a public company. On November 13, 2003; it has been privatized, has augmented its capital from 750 million to 3 billion CFA francs, and became the SOCIETY and DEVELOPMENT OF TEXTILE fibers.

Sonatel Group provides an exhaustive telecommunication solutions in the fields of fixed, mobile, Internet, television and data services to individuals and companies. Leader in Senegal and Mali since 2002, Sonatel is a global and sub-regional reference. Within the West African Economic and Monetary Union, Sonatel has been a hub of Senegal (platform) subregional and a major player in the development of telecommunications in Africa and the world. Sonatel is a business structure for the Senegalese economic development.

Group SUNEOR is the first food company in Senegal. The company's activities are based on two operating divisions:
1. The manufacturing and marketing of food products
2. Groundnut sector in Senegal.

SONACOS (Senegal) is a company whose activity is decisive for the internal and external balance of Senegal. Prime factor in social stability by revenue it generates within the country as part of a tour organized, the peanut is both a cash crop and food crop. For export revenues it brings, peanuts offer a significant contribution to the trade balance even though its importance has declined. The SONACOS is undergoing privatization. The tender was launched by the Ministry of Finance and the Government is seeking a strategic investor who has International references serious, proven technical expertise and the financial means to support this revival, take over and finally to realize its sector fullest potential.

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria)

Trans-Sahelian Highway: Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad (Road Transport Course Master)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

Sheikh Anta Diop (Historian, Senegal) Relations between the Egyptian civilization and Black Africa

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Western Sahara, and Senegal

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Pathé Diagne (Senegal, Master)

United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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