Doing Business in Yemen (Course, Master)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Yemen. Sana'a.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Yemen (Middle East)
  2. Case Study: Tawakkol Karman - Nobel Peace Prize
  3. Yemeni Economy
  4. Key Yemeni Economic Sectors:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Fishing
    3. Mining
  5. Doing Business in Sana'a
  6. Yemeni International Trade
  7. Introduction to Arabic
  8. Access to the Yemeni market
  9. Business Plan for Yemen

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

  1. To analyse the Yemeni economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Yemen
  3. To explore Yemeni trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Yemeni Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Yemeni market

The eLearning Subject “Doing Business in Yemen” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Islamic Countries, Foreign Trade
  2. Course: Business in the Middle East
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

The course materials are available in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Yemen Study, Master in International Business in French Yemen

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

Master of Science in International Business for Yemeni Students

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

Example of the Online Subject - Doing Business in Yemen
Tawakkol Karman (Nobel Peace Prize, Yemen)

Najib Yahya Abdulalem (EENI Professor from Yemen)





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Description of the Online Subject: Doing Business in Yemen.

The Republic of Yemen (الجمهورية اليمنية).

  1. Borders of Yemen: Saudi Arabia and Oman
  2. Yemeni Capital: Sana'a (صنعاء)
  3. Seaport: Aden
  4. Official language: Arabic
  5. Yemeni Area: 528,076 square kilometres
  6. Yemeni population: 25.4 million people
  7. Abolition of Slavery in Yemen: 1962

Religion in Yemen.

  1. The main religion is Sunni Islam
  2. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Fiqh-al-Hambali
  3. 40% of the population is Shiite

Yemen belongs to Arab Economic Area of Islamic Civilisation.

Yemeni Economy.

  1. The economic policy of the Republic of Yemen is based on market mechanism and economic freedom
  2. Yemen ranks within economies that are less growing.
  3. However, Yemen has significant economic resources, not been exploited economically, especially oil and petrol field, fisheries and different mineral resources
  4. Currency of Yemen: Yemeni Rial (YER)
  5. The General Investment Authority of the Republic of Yemen, being aware of the significance of involvement of the private sector in the development process in Yemen, and the necessity to bring about a greater leap in the investment level of various sectors, in the achievement of diversifying the economy of Yemen, and coordination with some concerned agencies, prepared many opportunities, which contains Foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities in production, agricultural and services sectors recently there are many opportunities available in the Republic of Yemen

Yemeni Foreign Trade.

  1. The Yemeni exports constitute 33.4% of the gross domestic production and imports constitute 29.3% of the gross domestic production. Therefore, the exposure ratio for the Yemeni economy reached 63%.
  2. The main international partners of Yemen are Thailand, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, and Saudi Arabia
  3. The largest Yemeni exports are related to crude products that constitute 94-97% of gross exports whereas direct consumption products constitute the rate between 1-4%, and crude goods at imports range between 55-60% of gross imports that constitute direct consumption goods 15-20% and capital goods constitute 20-25%
  4. Yemen imports from Arab Countries between 30-40% of gross imports whereas its exports to Arab Countries range between (5-10%) of gross exports to abroad
  5. The Asian Countries, not Arabian, are considered as the largest market for the Yemeni exports

Yemen's Institutions and Trade Agreements:

  1. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. Arab League
  3. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  4. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  5. Islamic Development Bank
  6. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  7. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  8. EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) - Everything But Arms
  9. European Union-Yemen Cooperation Agreement
  10. Yemen is a beneficiary of the European Investment Bank

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Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA (Master)

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Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Summit of South American-Arab Countries (Master)

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