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Business in the Maldives, Male, Tourism



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Syllabus of the Subject

Maldivian economy and foreign trade. Maldives (Business): fishing and tourism


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Maldives (Asia)
  2. Maldivian Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of the Maldives;
    1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  4. Investment in the Maldives
  5. Business Opportunities in the Maldives;
    1. Tourism sector
    2. Fishing sector
  6. Case Study: Villa Shipping and Trading Company. Mr Qasim Ibrahim
  7. Access to the Maldivian Market
  8. Business Plan for the Maldives


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

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

Online Student Master in International Business


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

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: Islamic Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Maldivas Study Doctorate in International Business in French Maldives.

Credits of the subject “Doing Business in the Maldives”: 1 ECTS Credits

Masters adapted to Maldives, Masters, International Business Trade Maldivian Students.

International Trade and Business in the Maldives.

Tourism and fishing sector: 40% of the Maldivian GDP

Market Access - 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. International Maritime Organization
    1. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
    2. Istanbul Convention - not a member

Islamic Organizations. Arab League


  1. Islamic Development Bank
  2. OIC
    1. Committee for Economic Cooperation
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    4. Economic Centre for Islamic Countries
  3. Asia-Middle East Dialogue

Asian Economic Institutions

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Colombo Plan
  3. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  4. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  5. ESCAP
  6. Asian Development Bank

Globalization and International Organizations

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


The Republic of Maldives.

  1. Maldivian Population: 350,000
  2. 79% under thirty-five years of age
  3. Literacy rate: 98%
  4. Maldivian capital: Male
  5. Maldivian official language: Dhivehi (Thaana Script), the majority of the Maldivians speaks English
  6. More than 1,190 Islands
  7. Tropical climate
  8. Maldivian Independence: 1968 (UK)
  9. Sunni Islam is the official religion
  10. Neighboring countries (by Sea): India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and the Seychelles

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

The Maldives belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilization).

Maldives Qasim Ibrahim


Maldivian Economy.

  1. The Maldivian GDP growth of 7% last twenty years
  2. The main economic sectors are tourism and fishing (40% of the GDP)
  3. Total imports: 60% of the Maldivian GDP
  4. Maldivian Petroleum: 31% of the total imports
  5. Maldivian Currency: Rufiyaa
  6. Special Economic Zones
  7. Recent investments (FDI): Hilton, Four Seasons, Club Med, KPMG, and Price Waterhouse
  8. The largest port in the Maldives: Male. Future Port of Thilafushi
  9. The Maldives has not mineral resources
  10. Risk of natural disasters
  11. Effects of the Asian tsunami (2004): near 62% of the GDP

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

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


International Trade of the Maldives.

  1. Maldivian merchandise exports (% of the GDP): 23%
  2. Maldivian Merchandise imports (% of the GDP): 23.6%
  3. Service exports (% of the GDP): 4.4%
  4. Service imports (% of the GDP): 1.4%
  5. Maldivian FDI Inflows (% of the GDP): 1.3%
  6. Top Maldivian export markets: China, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Bangladesh
  7. Top Maldivian import suppliers: China, Russia, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Turkey


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