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Business in Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mining

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Syllabus of the Subject

Mauritanian Economy and Foreign Trade. Mining, fisheries

  1. Introduction to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Maghreb). Mining, fisheries
  2. Business in Nouakchott
  3. Mauritanian Economy
  4. International Trade of Mauritania
  5. Case Study: SNIM (National Industrial and Mining Company)
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Mauritania
    1. Fisheries
    2. Farming
    3. Mining sector
  7. Invest in Mauritania
  8. Access to the Mauritanian Market
  9. Business Plan for Mauritania

Mauritania Mining Sector

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Mauritanian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  3. To explore the Mauritanian trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Mauritanian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Mauritanian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Mauritanian Market

Online Student Master in International Business

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

Doctorate: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Course: Business in the Maghreb.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Maghreb

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

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Mauritania.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania: The importance of the mining and fishing sector

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Mauritanian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Mauritania and the Maghrebian Economic Area
  2. Arab Maghreb Union
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  5. AGOA
  6. Bilateral trade agreement with the ECOWAS
    1. In 2000, Mauritania left the ECOWAS
  7. The EU:
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. GSP
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System
  9. Arab Bank for Africa (BADEA)
  10. G5-Sahel
  11. Organization for the Development of the Senegal River
  12. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) - accession process
  13. Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA) - not a member

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

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

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

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

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  5. Africa-Asia Partnership
  6. Africa-India Cooperation
  7. Africa-BRICS

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. WB
  2. IMF
  3. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. International Trade Centre (ITC)

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

  1. Mauritania is located between the 15th and 27th north parallel and covers an area of 1,030,700 km²
  2. Mauritania It is bounded on the north by Algeria and the Western Sahara, to the east by Mali, on the south by Mali and Senegal on the west by the Atlantic Ocean
  3. Mauritanian Official language: Arab
    1. French is also used
  4. Government: Islamic Republic
  5. Population of Mauritania: 4.3 million inhabitants
    1. Density: 1.95 inhabitants/km²
  6. Capital of Mauritania: Nouakchott (800,000 habitants).
    1. Port of Nouakchott (Deep-sea port)
  7. Nouadhibou is the second Mauritanian city
  8. Mauritanian independence: 1960 (from France)
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Mauritania: 1981
  10. Mauritanian Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)

More information about Mauritania (EENI African Business Portal).

Religion in Mauritania: Sunni Islam.

  1. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki school

Mauritania belongs to the Maghrebian Economic Area (Islamic Civilization and African Civilization).

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Economy of Mauritania:

  1. The main Mauritanian resources are Iron ore, fisheries, agriculture, livestock, Petrol, and gas
  2. The most dynamic sectors of the Mauritanian economy are mining (10% GDP), agriculture, and construction
  3. Mauritanian GDP growth: 6.9%
  4. Current account balance: -27.1% GDP
  5. Mauritanian Inflation: 5%
  6. Fishing agreement with the EU
  7. Top Mauritanian trading partners: the EU (France) and China
  8. Top Mauritanian export markets: France (25% of the total exports), Japan, Spain, and Italy
  9. Trade with other African Markets: only 4% of total Mauritanian trade

International Trade and Business in Mauritania:
International Trade and Business in Mauritania

With more than fifty years of experience, SNIM (National Industrial and Mining Company) is the second largest African iron ore producer. The company manages his Rail transport from the mines to the Port of Nouakchott (700 kilometers).

Nearest foreign ports:

  1. Port of Casablanca
  2. Port of Dakar

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