EENI-Business School

Business in Zambia

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: Doing Business in Zambia. Lusaka. Syllabus:

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

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

  1. To analyse the Zambian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate the business opportunities in the Republic of Zambia
  3. To explore Zambia's trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know Zambia's Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Zambian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Zambian Market
Subject “Doing Business in Zambia” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets, International Business
  3. Course: Southern Africa
  4. Degree in Inter-African Business

Course learning materials in English or French Zambie Portuguese Zambia Spanish Zambia

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

Recommendations for the Zambian Students.

Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Zambia:
Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Zambia

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject: Doing Business in Zambia.

Monica Katebe Musonda Zambian Businesswoman

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

A landlocked African Country.

  1. Zambian Population: 14.3 millions of people
  2. Zambia is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the African Continent
  3. Area: 752,618 square kilometres
  4. Capital: Lusaka (2 millions of 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

Main religion in Zambia: Christianity (75%), 4.5 millions of Methodist, Baha'i faith.

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

Zambian mining sector:
Zambia’s mining sector

Economic Profile of Zambia.

  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 rail
  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)

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. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  5. India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) agreement
  6. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  7. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou)
  8. Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
  9. Bilateral Trade Agreements with China, Canada, India, and Japan
  10. 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 (FTA)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

Central Corridor (Tanzania, DR Congo)

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