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Business in Burundi. Burundian Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Burundi: cobalt, coffee. Burundian Foreign Trade. Bujumbura


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Burundi (Central Africa)
  2. Burundian Economy
  3. International Trade of Burundi
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Burundi
    1. Infrastructure and logistics
    2. Agriculture
    3. Tourism
    4. Mining sector
    5. Food and beverages
    6. Industry and Manufacture
    7. Energy
    8. Financial Services
    9. Health
    10. ICT
    11. Real Estate
  5. Case Study: Inter Cafe Burundi
  6. Investment in Burundi
    1. Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API)
  7. Access to the Burundian Market
  8. Business Plan for Burundi


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Burundi” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Burundian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Burundi
  3. To explore the Burundian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Burundian Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Burundian Market

African Student, Master / Doctorate International Business


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Burundi” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Courses: Business in East Africa, Central Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Burundi Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Burundi Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Burundi.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Burundi”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Burundi.

Burundi: a cobalt, copper, and coffee exporter. Landlocked country.
One of the ten poorest countries in the World.


Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

Transport and Logistics in Burundi

  1. Trans-African corridors;
    1. Central Corridor
    2. Northern Corridor
  2. Nearest Ports;
    1. Port of Mombasa (Kenya)
    2. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania, Rail transport)

Sample:
African Northern Corridor (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda)

African Economic Integration


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. BIC (Containers)
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. IMO
  6. Customs Convention on Containers
  7. Hamburg Rules (Sea)

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. BADEA
  10. Africa-Korea Partnership
  11. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  12. Africa-South America Summit

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF
  5. FAO
  6. G-77
  7. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  8. UNESCO
  9. WHO
  10. WIPO


The Republic of Burundi is located in Central Africa and is one of the ten poorest countries in the World.

  1. Area of Burundi: 27,834 km²
  2. Burundian population: 11 million people
  3. The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi (97% of Burundian population), French (10%) and English (since 2014)
  4. Capital of Burundi: Bujumbura (340,000)
  5. Other largest cities: Gitega, Muyinga, Ngozi
  6. Burundian Independence: 1962 (Belgium)
  7. Burundian Government: Presidential representative democratic Republic
  8. Neighbors countries of the Republic of Burundi: Rwanda, Tanzania, and the DR Congo

More information about Burundi (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Burundi:

  1. Christianity (Catholicism: 3.9 million)
  2. African Traditional Religions

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Burundi belongs to the Central African Economic Area and the East African Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Burundian Economy:

  1. The Agricultural sector of the Republic of Burundi remains the pillar of the Burundian economy
  2. The main cash crops of Burundi (tea and coffee) are the main drivers of the economic growth and make up a significant proportion of the Burundian exports
  3. The Burundian Coffee production achieved 31,000 tones. The increase was due to the favorable response from the farmers after the “Office du café du Burundi” augmented the price it pays to the farmers by 44%
  4. Burundian GDP growth: 4.6%
  5. Agriculture: 27% of the GDP. 60% of the Burundian exports
  6. Public services: 25% of the GDP
  7. Burundian Manufacturing: 12%
  8. Burundian inflation: 7.8%
  9. Main natural resources of Burundi are cobalt and copper
  10. Top exports of Burundi are coffee and sugar
  11. Small industries subsist excluding the agricultural export processing
  12. Petroleum, nickel, copper, and other natural resources are explored

Global Trade and Business in Burundi:
International Trade and Business in Burundi

Body responsible for attracting the FDI: Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API).



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