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Business in Congo, Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire



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Syllabus of the Subject

Republic of the Congo: emerging country. Congolese Petroleum


  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
    1. Théophile Obenga (Congolese Historian)
  2. Congolese Economy
  3. International Trade of the Republic of the Congo
    1. Customs of the Republic of the Congo
    2. Port of Pointe Noire
  4. Case Study:
    1. Congo Basin (the second World's largest rain forest)
    2. Special Economic Zones in Congo
    3. Congo Terminal. Port of Pointe-Noire
    4. Congolese Petroleum industry
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Congo
    1. Agriculture
    2. Mining
    3. Great Works Programme
    4. Infrastructure development
    5. Tourism
  6. Access to the Congolese market
  7. Business Plan for the Republic of the Congo


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

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

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)


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

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

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in Central 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 Congo Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Congo Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Congo.

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in the Congo:

Government Vision 2025: “Congo: an emerging country.”

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


Transport and Logistics in the Congo
  1. Port of Pointe Noire
  2. Access to the Tripoli - Congo - Windhoek Corridor

Port of Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo). Gateway to the Congo Basin: The Central African Republic, Chad, Cameroon, Gabon, Angola, and the DR Congo

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. 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
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Africa-Korea Partnership
  9. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  10. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations. The Republic of the Congo is a member of...

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF


The Republic of the Congo is a developing country included in the heavily indebted poor countries initiative.

  1. Agriculture is the main economic activity of the Republic of the Congo
  2. Congolese languages: French, Lingala, and Kikongo
  3. The main cities in Congo are Brazzaville (Capital, 2 million people), Pointe-Noire  (economic capital, 500,000 people), Nkayi, and Dolisie
  4. The borders of the Republic of the Congo are Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Angola, the DR Congo, and Gabon
  5. Independence of the Republic of the Congo: 1960 (from France)
  6. Area of the Republic of the Congo: 341,821 km²
  7. Congolese population: 4,012,809
    1. Bantu
  8. The Departments of the Republic of the Congo are Likouala (Impfondo), Sangha (Ouesso), Cuvette Ouest (Ewo), bowl (Owando), Plateaux (Djambala), Pool (Kinkala), Bouenza (Madingou), Lekoumou (Sibiti), Niari (Dolisie) Kouilou (Pointe-Noire), and Brazzaville

More information: The Republic of the Congo (EENI African Business Portal).

Religion in the Congo:

  1. Christianity (50%): Catholicism (1.8 million) and Protestants (Methodists: 2 million)
  2. African Traditional Religions (48%)
  3. Islam (2%)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

The Republic of the Congo belongs to the Central African Economic Area.

Théophile Obenga, Congolese Linguist and Historian (Republic of the Congo)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Economy of the Republic of the Congo:

  1. The economic efficiency of the Republic of the Congo (Africa) owes a great deal to the increase of the Congolese petroleum production (115 million barrels)
  2. Fiscal reform and debt relief obtained under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative
  3. Top economic sectors of the Republic of the Congo: agriculture, Petrol, and services
    1. Petrol (the fourth African producer), wood, manganese, natural gas, gold, iron, diamonds, copper, potassium, and zinc
  4. Petroleum production: 10 to 15 million tones annually. The Congolese reserves remain relevant
  5. Hydroelectric Potential: 2,500 megawatts
  6. The largest potash producer in Africa. Potash reserves: 800 billion tones
  7. Iron: 1 billion tones
  8. Congolese gas reserves: 120 billion m3
  9. Gold Fields in operation: 100 t/year over 30 years
  10. Top Congolese trade partners: The U.S., France, China, India, the Emirates, and South Korea
  11. Top Congolese exports are petrol, timber, minerals, copper, precious stones
  12. Port of Pointe-Noire: the only Central African deep-sea port

Global Trade and Business in the Congo:
International Trade and Business in the Congo

The Republic of the Congo has many advantages and offers many business opportunities. The preferred sectors for the foreign direct investment are:
- Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries
- Building and public works
- Forests
- Mining
- Energy
- Industry
- Tourism and hospitality
- Telecommunications
- Health and housing
- Education
- Banks, insurance, and microfinance
- Services
- Real Estate.

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Angola, Chad, Cameroon...



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