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Business in Cameroon. Cameroonian Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Cameroon: 40% of the CEMAC GDP. Yaounde, Douala (Foreign Trade)


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Cameroon (Central Africa)
  2. Cameroonian Economy
  3. International Trade of Cameroon
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Cameroon
    1. Agriculture and agribusiness sector
    2. Housing and construction sector
    3. Business services in Cameroon
    4. Mining sector
    5. Tourism
  5. Cameroon Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)
  6. Case Study:
    1. Cameroon Telecommunications
    2. How to invest in Cameroon
    3. Cameroon Breweries
    4. Fadil Group
  7. Access to the Cameroonian Market
  8. Business Plan for Cameroon


  1. To analyze the Cameroonian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Cameroon
  3. To explore the Cameroonian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Cameroonian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of the Cameroonian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Cameroonian Market

E-learning Doctorate and Masters in International Business


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

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in Central Africa.

Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa

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

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Cameroon”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Masters adapted to Cameroon, Masters, International Business Trade Cameroonian Students.

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Cameroon.

Cameroon: 40% of the CEMAC GDP

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


African Economic Integration


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on the Application of 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. International Maritime Organization
  6. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  7. Rotterdam Rules

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


  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. China-Africa Cooperation
  6. Africa-India Cooperation
  7. Africa-BRICS
  8. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  9. Africa-South America Summit

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. Islamic Development Bank
  2. OIC
  3. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  4. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Commonwealth (since November 1995)
  2. UN
  3. WB
  4. WTO
  5. IMF


The Republic of Cameroon is situated in Central Africa, sharing borders with Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria.

  1. The Republic of Cameroon has an area of 475,440 km² and a population of 24 million people
    1. Bantu
    2. Fula
  2. Cameroonian Languages: French (80% of the Cameroonian population) and English (20%)
  3. Cameroonian Independence: 1960 (France)
  4. Cameroonian Capital: Yaoundé (2.5 million people)
  5. Douala is the largest city: 3 million people, Port of Douala
  6. Largest cities: Bafoussam, Garoua, Ngaoundéré, Bamenda, and Marua

More information about Cameroon (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religion in Cameroon.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (4 million)
    2. Protestants (3 million, 27% of the Cameroonian population)
  3. Islam (mainly in Northern regions)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism) Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Cameroonian Economy:

  1. The Cameroonian economy is based on the primary sector (42% of the GDP)
  2. Main revenue sources of Cameroon: agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, mining, and industry
  3. Fighting against corruption and poverty is a preference for the Government of the Republic of Cameroon
  4. The Cameroonian agriculture is the main sector of the Republic of Cameroon, employs 70% of the workforce and contributes 42% to the GDP formation of Cameroon
  5. Main cash crops of Cameroon: cocoa, coffee, cotton, bananas, rubber, potato, and pepper
  6. Cameroonian GDP growth: 5%
    - Tertiary sector (47.8% of the GDP)
    - Primary sector (22.5%)
    - Secondary sector (29.7%)
  7. Cameroon represents 40% of the CEMAC GDP and 39% of the total CEMAC exports
  8. Cameroonian Inflation: 2,3%
  9. Most dynamic economic sectors in Cameroon: trade, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and extractive industries (petrol and gas)
  10. Cameroonian currency: CFA FRANC
  11. The objective of the National Investment Corporation of Cameroon is to mobilise and focus on national savings

Global Trade and Business in Cameroon:
International Trade and Business in Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon has four independent ports. The Autonomous Port of Douala represents 95% of Shipping freight and international trade of Cameroon.

The telecommunications sector develops very quickly in Cameroon. The Cameroon Telecommunications is a public company owned 100% by the State of Cameroon. Created in 1998, Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) is strongly implicated in the development and modernization of telecommunications markets in Cameroon. CAMTEL just signed an agreement with a Chinese company.

Brasseries du Cameroon (Cameroon breweries) is a food processing company specialising in soft drinks manufacture and distribution. The company is the leading industry in Cameroon. Created in Douala (Cameroon) in 1948, became an affiliated company of the Castel Group in 1990.

Cameroon International Trade

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor: Nigeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya



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