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Business in Malawi, Lilongwe, Blantyre



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Syllabus of the Subject

Malawian Economy and Foreign Trade: agriculture, mining, manufacturing. Mzuzu (Malawi)


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Malawi (East Africa)
  2. Malawian Economy
  3. International Trade of Malawi
    1. Export and Import Procedures
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Malawi
    1. Energy
    2. Services
    3. Food and Beverage
    4. Infrastructure
    5. Tourism
    6. Malawian Mining
    7. Manufacturing
    8. Forestry
  5. Case Study:
    1. Agriculture and Agro-processing sector in Malawi
    2. Malawian Mangoes
    3. Press Corporation Limited
  6. Access to the Malawian Market
  7. Business Plan for Malawi


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

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

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Malawi” 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)

Business in East Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

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

Swahili (Shule ya biashara).

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

Masters adapted to Malawi Masters, Doctorate, Foreign Trade, Business Malawian Students.

International Trade and Business in Malawi.

The Republic of Malawi: a landlocked agricultural country. Access via the Port of Maputo (Mozambique).

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


Transport in Malawi
  1. North-South Corridor
  2. Nearest ports to Malawi
    1. Port of Maputo (Mozambique, 931 kilometers, Nacala Rail transport)
    2. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania): Malawi Cargo centre

North-South African Transport Corridor, Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania

African Economic Integration


Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Malawian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Malawi and the East African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. EU-SADC Agreement
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  6. The U.S.-Malawi
    1. COMESA-US Agreement
    2. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  7. EU-Malawi
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. GSP
  8. Trade Agreements with South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique
  9. Malawi-China Trade and Industry Agreement
  10. Malawi-India Trade Agreement
  11. ICGLR - Guest Member

Malawi Free Trade Agreements


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. Hamburg Rules (Sea)
  4. BIC (Containers)
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO- not a member

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


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

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF
  5. World Health Organization
  6. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  7. Commonwealth of Nations


The Republic of Malawi

  1. Borders of Malawi: Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique
  2. Population of Malawi: 18 million people
    1. Bantu
  3. Lilongwe (Political capital): 1.9 million people
  4. Blantyre (economic capital of Malawi): 1 million people
  5. The largest cities of Malawi are Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba
  6. Malawian Life expectancy: 54.6 years
  7. Malawian Literacy rate: 72.8%
  8. The area of Malawi: 118,844 km²
  9. Independence of Malawi from the UK: 1964

More information about Malawi (EENI African Business Portal).

Religions in Malawi.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (2.3 million)
    2. Protestants (4 million, 35% of Malawian population)
  3. Islam (15%)

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Malawi belongs to the East African Economic Area.



Malawian Economy:

  1. The economy of Malawi is based on the agricultural sector, which is the driving factor of the Malawian economic growth
  2. Agriculture: 30% of Malawi's GDP
  3. The Malawian agricultural sector also grew strongly resulting in augmented tobacco production
  4. Malawi is the seventh largest world tobacco producer
  5. Malawi is Africa's third largest tea producer
  6. The Malawian economic growth impulse is generated by manufacturing, information and communication (IT), financial, and insurance services, mining, and quarrying, Transport and storage, accommodation, and food services sectors
  7. Malawian currency: Malawi Kwacha

Global Trade and Business in Malawi:
International Trade and Business in Malawi

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


International Trade of Malawi:

  1. Total exports of Malawi rise to 688.5 million dollars from 634.3 million in the previous year
  2. Malawian imports are estimated to have augmented to 992.1 million dollars from 920.3 million
  3. International business and Foreign direct investment opportunities exist in all the sectors of the Malawian economy
  4. There are preference sectors that are targeted because of their economic potential to increase the export earnings of Malawi, in line with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy
  5. The main sectors offering optimum returns to local and foreign investors: manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, mining, and forestry


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