EENI-Business School

Business in the Togolese Republic

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Togo. Port of Lomé. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Togolese Republic (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Lomé
  3. Togolese economy
  4. International Trade of Togo
  5. Case Study:
    1. Autonomous Port of Lomé
    2. Togo Free Zone
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Togo
  7. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Togo
  8. Introduction to French
  9. Access to the Togolese market
  10. Business Plan for Togo

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

  1. To analyse the Togolese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Togolese Republic
  3. To explore Togo's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Togo's Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Togolese market
Subject “Doing Business in Togo” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (distance learning): African Business, International Business
  3. Course: West Africa
  4. Degree in Inter-African Business

Course learning materials in English or French Togo Portuguese Togo Spanish Togo

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

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Togo
Doing Business in Togo

We Trust in Africa Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business in Africa

Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Togo - Lomé

Togolese Republic: phosphates, agriculture, and Port of Lomé.

Strategic position in West Africa. Access to the West African landlocked countries.

  1. The Togolese Republic (6,580,000 people) enjoys a strategic position in the West African region
  2. Togolese Population: 6.3 millions of people
  3. Area: 56,785 square kilometres
  4. Capital of Togo: Lomé (1,570,283 people)
  5. Second important Togolese city: Sokodé
  6. Official language: French
  7. Independence: 1960
  8. Togo shares borders with Burkina Faso, Benin, and Ghana

Main religions of Togo: Christianity and Islam (20% of the Togolese population, 1.1 million).

Togo belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Economy of Togo

  1. The two pillars of the Togolese economy are the agricultural sector (cotton, coffee, and cocoa) and phosphate industry
  2. Togo is self-sufficient in export agricultural products
  3. The Port of Lomé is one of the largest in West Africa and one of the safest port and most efficient port in the Gulf of Guinea
  4. Togolese Agriculture: 65% of labour force
  5. Cotton, coffee, and cocoa represent 40% of the total Togolese exports
  6. Top Togolese trade partners: Burkina Faso, Ghana, the Netherlands, Benin, Mali, and Ivory Coast
  7. Most dynamic Togolese sectors: retail, transport, and communications
  8. Togo is the fourth larger producer of phosphate in the World
  9. Togolese Currency: Franc CFA
  10. Togolese GDP growth: 6.0%
    1. Primary sector: 52 % of GDP
    2. Services: 32% of GDP
  11. Inflation: 2.3%

Togo Telecom is a corporation created by the split of the OPTT two State-owned companies. It is governed by Act No. 90-26 of December 4, 1990, to reform the legal and institutional framework for the Public Enterprises. It has a legal personality and financial autonomy, with a capital of 4 billion CFA francs.

Port of Lomé (Togo)

Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Togo has preferential access to

  1. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
  4. US-WAEMU Trade Agreement
  5. The United States Markets: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  6. The European Union Markets:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership

The Togolese Republic is a member of:

  1. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  6. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  7. Summit Africa (Togo)-America
  8. Africa (Togo)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  9. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  10. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  11. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  12. Islamic Development Bank
  13. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Samples - Business in Togo

West African Economic Monetary Union (WAEMU)

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)



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