Doing Business in Sudan

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Syllabus of the Subject: Doing Business in Sudan - Khartoum.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Sudan (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Khartoum
  3. Sudanese economy
  4. Economic Profile of the States of Sudan
  5. International Trade of Sudan
  6. Port Sudan
  7. Transport in Sudan
  8. Case Study: Sudanese Business People and Companies
    1. Sudatel Telecommunications
    2. Mohamed Ibrahim
    3. Osama Abdul Latif
  9. Foreign Direct Investment in Sudan
  10. Business Opportunities in:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Infrastructure
    3. Services
  11. Introduction to Arabic
  12. Access to the Sudanese market
  13. Business Plan for Sudan

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

  1. To analyse the Sudanese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Sudan
  3. To explore Sudan's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Sudan's Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Sudanese business people and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Sudanese market
The Subject (e-learning) “Doing Business in Sudan” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (EENI- School of Business & HA University):
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Course: East Africa
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa, Muslims Countries
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Recommendations for the Sudanese Students

Course learning materials in Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French Soudan Study in Portuguese Sudão Tertiary Education in Spanish Sudán.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Sudan”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Sudan
Mohamed Ibrahim Sudanese Businessman

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Doing Business in Sudan.

Sudan has a privileged situation in the Red Sea, making the “Sudan Arab” a significant centre of the international trade between East Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe through the Suez Canal.

Sudan is the largest African Country. Rich in natural resources.

  1. Borders of Sudan: the Arab Republic of Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan.
    1. Sudan shares maritime borders with Saudi Arabia (the Red Sea)
  2. South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011.
  3. Sudan is the biggest nation in Africa (1 million square miles)
  4. Sudan has a population of 37 million people
  5. Arabic is the official language
  6. Sudan is divided into twenty-five states (wilayat) and 133 districts

Religions in Sudan.

  1. Islam is the largest religion in the Republic of Sudan
    1. Islam is the official religion in Sudan
    2. About 97% of the Sudanese population is Sunni Muslim
    3. The Sudanese legal system is based on the English common law and the Islamic Sharia
    4. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki
  2. African Traditional Religions

Sudan belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Port Sudan

Economy of Sudan:

  1. Sudan is the only Arab nation where agricultural balance is positive
  2. Sudan is rich in natural resources (agricultural and animal production)
  3. The Sudanese agricultural sector represents 45% of the total economic growth and 80% of the population is related to this sector
  4. 90% of the Sudanese exports are agricultural products: cotton, gum Arabic, cattle, meat, oilseeds, sorghum, vegetables, and fruits
  5. Extraction of petroleum is another fundamental pillar of the Sudanese economy

Osama Abdul Latif Sudanese Businessman

International Trade of Sudan.

  1. Top Sudanese export products are petroleum, benzene, kerosene, natural gas, gold, sesame, cotton, gum Arabic, sugar, meat, peanuts, leather, molasses, livestock, and animal feed
  2. Top destinations of the Sudanese exports are the Asian markets (79% of the total exports). The People's Republic of China is the largest importer of the Sudanese products (60% of the total exports) followed by Singapore, Japan, and South Korea
  3. Top Sudanese imports: machinery, foodstuffs, manufactured products, transport, chemicals, and textiles
  4. Port Sudan is the principal foreign trade port

They are significant foreign direct investment opportunities in the infrastructure and service sectors: railways, roads, internal waterways, civil aviation, air transport, seaports, shipping, and land transport.

African Highways Networks:

  1. Cairo-Sudan-Gaborone Corridor
  2. N’Djamena-Sudan-Djibouti Corridor

Other foreign ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Djibouti
  3. Port Said and Port of Alexandria

Sudan has preferential access to the:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. European Union Markets:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership

Sudan is not a member the World Trade Organisation and is not eligible for the AGOA

Sudanese Economy

Sudan is a member of...

  1. Arab League
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Nile Basin Initiative
  4. Africa-South America Summit
  5. Relationships with China
  6. Relationships with India
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  9. African Development Bank
  10. Economic Commission for Africa
  11. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  12. African Union (AU)

Samples - Business in Sudan

COMESA Custom Union

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

EENI (School of International Business) Scholarships SUDAN

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