e-Course: Doing Business in the Togolese Republic

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Togo. Port of Lomé.

  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. Access to the Togolese market
  9. Business Plan for Togo

The aims of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Togolese Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Togolese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Togolese Republic
  3. To explore Togolese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Togolese Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Togolese market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Togo” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: African Business, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in West Africa
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Togo Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Togo Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Togo

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Togo”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

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

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

  1. The Togolese Republic enjoys a strategic position in the West African region
  2. Togolese Population: 7.6 million people
  3. Area: 56,785 square kilometres
  4. Capital of Togo: Lomé (1,570,283 people)
    1. Sokodé: 123,000 inhabitants (second largest city)
    2. Kara: 106,000 inhabitants
    3. Atakpamé: 84,000 inhabitants
    4. Kpalimé: 101,000 inhabitants
    5. Dapaong: 34,000 inhabitants
  5. Official language: French
  6. Independence: 1960
  7. Togo shares borders with Burkina Faso, Benin, and Ghana

More information: Togo (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Lomé
  2. Kara
  3. Kpalimé
  4. Sokodé

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Togo:

  1. Christianity
  2. Islam (20% of the Togolese population, 1.1 million)
  3. African Traditional Religions

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

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

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 phosphate producer 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.

e-Course: 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 (Master)

Course: ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Course)

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), Master

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