Business in the Togolese Republic

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing 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:
      - Autonomous Port of Lomé
      - 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

Aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Togolese Republic”:

  1. To analyse the Togolese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Togolese Republic
  3. To explore Togo's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Togo's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  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

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 / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject - Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Togo
Doing Business in Togo

We Trust in Africa

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

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

Strategic position in West African. Access to 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. The capital of Togo: Lomé (1,570,283 people)
  5. The second important Togolese city: Sokodé
  6. The official language: French
  7. Independence: 1960
  8. Togo shares borders with Burkina Faso, Benin, and Ghana.

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

Togo belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

The economy of Togo:

  1. Two pillars of the Togolese economy are the agricultural sector (cotton, coffee, and cocoa) and the phosphate industry.
  2. Togo is self-sufficient in export agricultural products.
  3. 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. Agriculture: 65% of labour force
  5. Cotton, coffee, and cocoa represent 40% of the total Togolese exports.
  6. Top 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. The primary sector: 52 % of GDP
    2. Services: 32% of GDP
    3. The 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 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: Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) and the Cotonou Agreement

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) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  5. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  6. Summit Africa (Togo)-America
  7. Africa (Togo)-Asia Strategic Partnership
  8. Afro-Arab cooperation
  9. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  11. Islamic Development Bank
  12. 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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