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Business in Kuwait, Economy, Oil, Exports



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Syllabus of the Subject

Kuwaiti Economy and Foreign Trade. Business in Kuwait City. Petroleum. Businessman

  1. Introduction to the State of Kuwait (Middle East)
  2. Kuwaiti Economy
  3. Business in Kuwait City
  4. Business Opportunities in Kuwait
  5. Foreign Trade of Kuwait
    1. Access to the China-Pakistan Corridor
  6. Investment in Kuwait
  7. Case Study: Kuwaiti Petroleum industry diversification
  8. Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
  9. Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development
  10. Access to the Kuwaiti market
  11. Business Plan for Kuwait

Kuwaiti Businessman.

  1. Nasser Al Kharafi
  2. Shaikha Al Bahar
  3. Jawad Ahmed Bukhamseen
  4. Maha Al-Ghunaim

International Trade and Business in Kuwait:
Nasser Al Kharafi. Kuwaiti Muslim Businessman (Kuwait, Business)


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

  1. To analyze the Kuwaiti Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the State of Kuwait
  3. To explore the Kuwaiti trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Kuwaiti Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Kuwaiti Businesspeople
  6. To know the importance of the Kuwaiti funds for development
  7. To develop a business plan for the Kuwaiti market

Online Arab Student, Master International Business

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

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Kuwait Masters, Doctorate, Foreign Trade, Business Masters for Kuwaiti Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Kuwait Study Doctorate in International Business in French Koweit.

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

Foreign Trade and Business in the Middle East

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Kuwaiti Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Kuwait and the Arab Economic Area
  2. Gulf Cooperation Council
    1. EU-GCC
    2. India-GCC
    3. Australia-GCC Agreement
    4. Trade Agreements (as a member of the GCC with China, Singapore, South Korea, the EFTA, New Zealand, Thailand, and the MERCOSUR
  3. Islamic Trade Preferential System
  4. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)

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
  4. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  5. International Maritime Organization
    1. Istanbul Convention
  6. International Chamber of Shipping
  7. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

Islamic Organizations (Kuwait).

  1. Arab League
  2. Summit of South American-Arab Countries
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue
  4. Islamic Development Bank
  5. Economic Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  6. OIC
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    4. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries
  7. Arab Gulf Programme
  8. OPEC Fund for International Development
  9. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  10. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. UNCITRAL
    4. WIPO
  2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  3. WB
  4. WTO
  5. African Development Bank
  6. IMF

The State of Kuwait:

  1. The most populated Kuwaiti region is the capital, Kuwait City
    1. Besides being the economic and commercial centre of Kuwait, Kuwait City is a major oil and petroleum products production port
  2. Borders of Kuwait: Iraq and Saudi Arabia
  3. Population of Kuwait: 4 million people
  4. Area of Kuwait: 17,820 km²
  5. Kuwaiti official language: Arabic
  6. Abolition of Slavery in Kuwait: 1949
  7. Independence from the UK: 1961

Jawad Bukhamseen, Kuwaiti Businessman, Muslim (Kuwait)

Religion in Kuwait.

  1. Islam Sunni is the main religion of Kuwait
  2. The main school of Islamic Jurisprudence is Maliki

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Kuwait belongs to the Arab Economic Area.

Maha Al-Ghunaim, the fourth most powerful Arab Businesswoman (Kuwait)


  1. Kuwaiti Economy is as small, wealthy, and open (GDP was 149,000 dollars);
  2. The vast petroleum reserves are the pillar of the Kuwaiti economy (petroleum and its derivatives generate 95% of the exports of the State of Kuwait)
  3. The State of Kuwait produces an average of 2.6 million barrels a day
  4. Proven natural gas reserves of the State of Kuwait: 1% of the world reserves
  5. In the non-Oil sector, the main activities are desalination, food processing, building materials, plastics, cement, and metal products
  6. The Kuwaiti services sector represents 34% of the GDP
  7. The Kuwait Stock Exchange is the third largest in the Middle East (behind Egypt and Saudi Arabia)
  8. Commercial distribution sector has grown significantly in the recent years (malls)
  9. Currency of Kuwait: Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Kuwait.

  1. The main products of the Kuwaiti Exports are petroleum, oil products and fertilizers
  2. The main Kuwaiti export destination are Japan 19.9%, South Korea 17%, Taiwan 11.2%, Singapore 9.9%, U.S. 8.4%, the Netherlands 4.8%, and China 4.4%
  3. The main products imported from the State of Kuwait products are food, building materials, cars and parts, and clothes
  4. The main origins of the Kuwaiti imports are the U.S. (12.7%), Japan (8.5%), Germany (7.3%), China (6.8%), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and the UK

Kuwait has trade agreements (FTA) as a member of the GCC with China, South Korea, Australia, the EFTA, New Zealand, Thailand, and the MERCOSUR.

Shaikha Al Bahar, Eighth most powerful Arab woman (Kuwait)

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Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development


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