Doing Business in Zambia
EENI - Business School.
Subject (Course): International Trade and Business in Zambia. Lusaka.
- Introduction to the Republic of Zambia (Southern Africa).
- Doing Business in Lusaka
- Zambian Economy
- Foreign Trade of Zambia
- Customs Excise Act.
- Zambia's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- Business and Investment Opportunities in Zambia
- Case Study:
- Zambian mining sector
- Zambeef company
- Monica Katebe Musonda
- Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ)
- Access to the Zambian Market
- Business Plan for Zambia
Aims of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of Zambia”:
- To analyse the Zambian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Zambia
- To explore Zambia's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Zambia's Trade Agreements
- To examine the profile of Zambian Companies
- To develop a business plan for the Zambian Market
Sample of the subject - Doing Business in Zambia:
Subject Description (Doing Business in Zambia).
The Republic of Zambia: the largest African exporter of copper and cobalt. African Frontier Market.
African landlocked country.
- Zambian Population: 14.3 millions of people
- Zambia is one of the most highly urbanised countries in the African Continent.
- Area: 752,618 square kilometres
- Capital: Lusaka (2 millions of people, 60% unemployed)
- Zambian official language: English. 85 local languages
- Zambia shares borders with eight African countries: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe
The main religion in Zambia: Christianity (75%), 4.5 millions of Methodist, Baha'i faith.
Zambia belongs to the Southern African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
Zambia’s mining sector:
Economic Profile of Zambia.
- The gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate: 6.5 (2013), 7.3% (2012), and 6.8% (2011).
- The main contributors to GDP: agriculture (12.2%), mining (8%), manufacturing (11.2%), and construction (13.0%).
- Zambia is a frontier market in Africa.
- Top sectors: Copper Mining Industry, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and tourism
- Zambian GDP per capita 377 dollars
- The inflation rate: 7.3%
- Merchandise imports (% of GDP): 39
- Merchandise exports (% of GDP): 45
- Copper: 70.0% of export earnings
- Zambia: 20% of the World’s emerald production
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Zambia: 4 billion dollars
- The Legal System: Common Law
- Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) = 100 Ngwee
- Abundance of mineral deposits and water
- High costs of transport (Landlocked country)
- Port of Lobito (Angola)
and Port of Luanda (Copper Corridor of Zambia)
- Port of Maputo (Mozambique, inland port of Chipata)
- Port of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania):
- Port of Durban (South Africa).
Distance Port of Durban-Lusaka: 2,165 kilometres.
- Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia). Via
the Trans-Caprivi Corridor-Katima Mulilo Bridge
Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and preferential access of Zambia
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
- Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
- India-Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
- African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
- Cotonou Agreement
- Generalised System of Preferences (EU-GSP)
- Bilateral Trade Agreements with China, Canada, India, and Japan.
- COMESA-United States Agreement
- Beira-Lobito Corridor
- Lobito Corridor
- Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
- North-South Corridor
- Central Corridor
Zambia is a member of:
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- African Union (AU)
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Development Bank
- International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
- Afro-Arab cooperation
- Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
- Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
- Forum India-Zambia
- Forum China-Zambia
- World Trade Organisation
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- World Custom Organisation
- World Bank (WB)