Doing Business in Swaziland
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Swaziland.
- Introduction to the Kingdom of Swaziland (Southern Africa).
- Doing Business in Mbabane and Lobamba
- Swazi economy.
- Swazi foreign trade
- Swaziland's Free Trade Agreements (FTA).
- Market access
- Swaziland’s customs: Swaziland Revenue Authority
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Swaziland
- Set-up a business in Swaziland
- Case Study: Swazi Companies
- Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation Limited
- Tibiyo Taka Ngwane - one of the top players in Swaziland
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Kingdom of Swaziland”:
- To analyse the Swazi economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Kingdom of Swaziland
- To explore Swaziland's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Swaziland's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
- To examine the profile of Swazi companies
- To develop a business plan for the Swazi market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Swaziland:
Subject Description (Doing Business in Swaziland).
Tibiyo Taka Ngwane Swaziland
The Kingdom of Swaziland: a small African Kingdom based on mining (Diamond, coal, gold)
African landlocked country.
- Borders: South Africa and Mozambique
- The population of Swaziland (Africa): 1,046,000
- Capital: Mbabane (administrative, 94.874) and Lobamba (legislative)
- Area: 17,363 square kilometres
- Languages of Swaziland: English and siSwati
The main religion in Swaziland: Christianity (83% of the population).
Swaziland belongs to the Southern African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
Swazi economy. The economic profile of Swaziland.
- Free market economy
- Low cost of doing business
- Swazi GDP per Capita: 3,565 dollars
- GDP growth rate: 3,5% (2013, 1.7% in 2012)
- The growth of transport, storage, and communications sector:
- The inflation rate: 4.3%
- Key sectors of the Swazi economy: mining (diamond, coal, kaolin, quarried stones, gold), tourism, manufacturing (Motor Car
Assembly), and agribusiness (agriculture, horticulture, forestry
- The European Union and South Africa represent the 70% of the total exports of Swaziland
Nearest ports. The main import and export ports of Swaziland (landlocked country) are:
- Port of Durban (South Africa).
Distance Port of Durban - Mbabane: 537 kilometres
- Port of Maputo (Mozambique). Distance: 80 kilometres.
Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and preferential access of Swaziland:
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
- Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
- India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
- Preferential market access arrangements with the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) and the MERCOSUR.
- Cotonou Agreement
- Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
- African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Swaziland is a member of:
- African Union (AU)
- African Development Bank
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- Forum India-Swaziland
- Forum China-Swaziland
- Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Custom Organisation, the World Bank (WB), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the Commonwealth of Nations;
Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries