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Business in Sierra Leone, Freetown

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Sierra Leone. Freetown

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Sierra Leone (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Freetown
  3. Sierra Leonean Economy
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of Sierra Leone
    1. Export Procedures in Sierra Leone
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone
    1. Sierra Leonean Agriculture
    2. Tourism
    3. Marine Resources
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Sierra Leonean Mining
    6. Petrol and gas
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Sierra Leone
  7. Access to the Sierra Leonean Market
  8. Business Plan for Sierra Leone
Transport and Logistics in Sierra Leone:
  1. Dakar-Lagos Corridor
  2. Access to the West African Ports

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Sierra Leone” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Sierra Leonean Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Sierra Leone
  3. To explore the Sierra Leonean trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Sierra Leonean Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Sierra Leonean Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sierra Leonebelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: International Business, Business in Africa, Muslim Countries
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  3. Diploma: Business in West Africa

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Sierra Leone, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Sierra Leonean Students.

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sierra Leone”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the Subject (Doing Business in Sierra Leone):
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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leonean Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Sierra Leone and the West African Economic Area
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
    1. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  3. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  6. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  7. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  8. Mano River Union (MRU)
  9. European Union-Sierra Leone:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership/Everything But Arms (EBA)
  10. African Growth and Opportunity Act (US) - AGOA
  11. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  12. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
  13. Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (African Union)

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. Hamburg Rules
  4. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  5. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  6. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC) - not a member
  7. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission - not a member

Sierra Leone

  1. Borders of Sierra Leone: Guinea-Conakry and Liberia
  2. Sierra Leonean Area: 72,000 square kilometres (one of the smallest African nations)
  3. Sierra Leonean population: 7 million people
    1. Mandinka
  4. Capital of Sierra Leone: Freetown (1.2 million)
  5. Other cities of Sierra Leone: Bo, Kenema, Koidu Town, and Makeni
  6. Official language of Sierra Leone: English
  7. Local languages: Temne, Mende, and Krio
  8. Government of Sierra Leone: Constitutional Democracy
  9. Sierra Leonean Legal System: English common law
  10. Sierra Leone was created in 1787
  11. Independence of Sierra Leone: 1961 (United Kingdom)

More information about Sierra Leone (African Portal - EENI Global Business School).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

The main religions in Sierra Leone are:

  1. Islam (78%)
  2. Christianity (27%)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Sierra Leone belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Economy of Sierra Leone:

The Republic of Sierra Leone is the fastest growing economy in West Africa.

  1. Sierra Leonean GDP: 1.99 billion dollars
  2. GDP growth rate: 13.8%
  3. Average GDP growth rate: 5.1% (2000-2011)
  4. Sierra Leonean dynamic sectors: agriculture, construction, manufacturing, services, and iron-ore mining
  5. Sierra Leonean Agriculture sector: 51% of the GDP/17% of exports/61% of workforce.
  6. Top agricultural products of Sierra Leone: coffee, cocoa, and oil palm
  7. Main resources of Sierra Leone: mineral, tourism, agriculture, marine, petrol and gas, energy, and fishery
  8. Top Sierra Leonean export products: diamonds, rutile, and bauxite iron ore
  9. The main economic activities in Sierra Leone are gold and diamond mining
  10. Sierra Leone has the largest natural African port
  11. The largest Sierra Leonean trading partners are China, India, the United Kingdom, the U.S., South Africa, and Belgium
  12. Common External Tariff (CET) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  13. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock in Sierra Leone: 740 million dollars

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  5. African Union (AU)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Sierra Leone-South America Summit (ASA)
  8. Forums Sierra Leone-China/India
  9. United Nations (UN)
  10. World Bank (WB)
  11. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  12. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Samples - Business in Sierra Leone

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

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Mano River Union (MRU): Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Ivory Coast (West Africa)

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

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