Doing Business in Zambia (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Zambia. Lusaka.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Zambia (Southern Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Lusaka, Kitwe, and Chipata
  3. Zambian Economy
  4. Foreign Trade of Zambia
  5. Zambian Customs Excise Act
  6. Zambia Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  7. Transport and Logistics in Zambia
  8. Business and Investment Opportunities in Zambia
    1. Infrastructures
    2. Energy
    3. Agriculture
    4. Tourism
  9. Case Study:
    1. Zambian mining sector
    2. Zambeef Company
    3. Monica Katebe Musonda
    4. Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ)
  10. Access to the Zambian Market
  11. Business Plan for Zambia
  12. History of Zambia

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

  1. To analyse the Zambian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Zambia
  3. To explore Zambian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Zambian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Zambian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Zambian Market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Zambia” 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: Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Southern Africa

Students, Online Master in International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Zambie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Zambia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Zambia

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

Higher Education programs adapted to Zambian Students.

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Zambia:
e-Course: Foreign trade and Doing Business in Zambia





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Zambia.

Zambia is a landlocked African Country.

  1. Zambian Population: 16.6 million people
  2. Zambia is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the African Continent
  3. Zambian Area: 752,618 square kilometres
  4. Capital: Lusaka (2 million people, 60% unemployed)
  5. Zambian official language: English. 85 local languages
  6. Zambia shares borders with eight African Countries: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

Monica Katebe Musonda Zambian Businesswoman (Course)

More information about Zambia (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

Main religions in Zambia:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (75%), 4.5 million Methodist
  3. Baha'i faith

Zambia belongs to Southern African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Zambian mining sector:
Zambia's mining sector

Economic Profile of Zambia.

The Republic of Zambia is the largest African copper and cobalt exporter. Zambia is an African Frontier Market.

  1. Zambian gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate: 6.5 (2013), 7.3% (2012), and 6.8% (2011)
  2. Main contributors to GDP: agriculture (12.2%), mining (8%), manufacturing (11.2%), and construction (13.0%)
  3. Zambia is a frontier market in Africa
  4. Top Zambian sectors: Copper Mining Industry, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and tourism
  5. Zambian GDP per capita 377 dollars
  6. Inflation rate: 7.3%
  7. Merchandise imports (% of GDP): 39
  8. Merchandise exports (% of GDP): 45
  9. Copper: 70.0% of export earnings
  10. Zambia: 20% of the World's emerald production
  11. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Zambia: 4 billion dollars
  12. Legal System: Common Law
  13. Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) = 100 Ngwee
  14. Abundance of mineral deposits and water
  15. High costs of transport (Landlocked country)

Nearest ports:

  1. Port of Lobito (Angola) and Port of Luanda (Copper Corridor of Zambia)
  2. Port of Maputo (Mozambique, inland Port of Chipata)
  3. Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania): by Railway
  4. Port of Durban (South Africa). Distance Port of Durban-Lusaka: 2,165 kilometres
  5. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia). Via the Trans-Caprivi Corridor-Katima Mulilo Bridge

Southern African Customs Union (SACU, Master)

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and preferential access of Zambia

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  3. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  5. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  6. Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
  7. Bilateral Trade Agreements with China, Canada, India, and Japan
  8. COMESA-United States Agreement

Trans-African Corridors

  1. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  2. Lobito Corridor
  3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  4. North-South Corridor
  5. Central Corridor

Zambia is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  6. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  7. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  8. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  9. Forum India-Zambia
  10. Forum China-Zambia
  11. World Trade Organisation
  12. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  13. World Custom Organisation
  14. World Bank (WB)

Samples - Business in Zambia

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Lobito-Beira Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9)

COMESA-United States Free Trade Agreement (Course)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)



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