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Business in Paraguay, Asuncion, MERCOSUR


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Syllabus of the Subject

Paraguayan Economy and Foreign Trade. Paraguay-Parana Waterway

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Paraguay (South America)
  2. Paraguayan Economy
    1. Main economic sectors of the Paraguayan economy
  3. Business in Asuncion
  4. Paraguayan International Trade
  5. Paraguay-Parana Waterway
  6. Access to the Paraguayan Market
  7. Business Plan for Paraguay

The aims of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Paraguay” are the following:

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

Continuing education (International Trade & Business)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Paraguay” 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: American Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

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

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

Foreign Trade and Business in South America

International Trade and Business in Paraguay.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

  1. Paraguay and the Latin American Economic Area
  2. MERCOSUR
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)
  4. Andean Community (associate member)
  5. Paraguay has bilateral Trade Agreements with the EU, India, and the GCC
  6. Mexico-Paraguay Economic Complementation Agreement
  7. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)
  8. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
  9. Trade Negotiations Among Developing Countries

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
  4. BIC
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO 
    1. Istanbul Convention - not a member
  7. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

Latin American Economic Integration

  1. Inter-American Development Bank
  2. OAS
  3. ECLAC
  4. Africa-South America Summit
  5. East Asia-Latin America Cooperation
  6. Summit South American-Arab Countries
  7. CELAC
    1. EU-CELAC Summit

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  2. WB
  3. IMF

  1. The Republic of Paraguay has significant water resources; the Guarani Aquifer System is the largest fresh water reserve in the World
  2. The Paraguayan rivers make their land very suitable for soybeans and cotton (main Paraguayan export products)
  3. Borders of the Republic of Paraguay: Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina
  4. Paraguay has two official languages: Spanish and Guarani
  5. Capital of Paraguay: Asunción
  6. Paraguayan Population: 7 million people
  7. Paraguayan Area: 406,752 km²
  8. Independence of Paraguay from Spain: 1811
  9. Abolition of Slavery in Paraguay: 1842
  10. African Diaspora in Paraguay: 0.2 million people (3.5% of the Paraguayan population)

Religion in Paraguay: Christianity (Catholicism: 6 million).

Paraguay belongs to the Latin American Economic area of the Western Civilization.

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Paraguayan Economy.

  1. The Economy of the Republic of Paraguay (America) is small and open, with extensive reliance on the Foreign Trade and local commerce
  2. The Paraguayan economy is based on a few agricultural products production and export (soybeans and vegetable oils) and meat
  3. Business related to import and consumer products re-export is strong in the informal economic sector
  4. The Paraguayan services sector represents 49% of the GDP
  5. The Paraguay-Parana Waterway is intended to develop the logistics system between the Parana region (Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina)
  6. The production structure of the Republic of Paraguay has undergone profound changes, such as the agriculture
  7. The Paraguayan GDP showed a negative growth rate of -3.8%
  8. The Itaipu hydroelectric dam is a joint venture between Paraguay and Brazil located on the Parana River; the dam is the world's largest hydroelectric central. The energy produced by Itaipu would be enough to supply electricity consumption worldwide for two days
  9. The currency of Paraguay is the Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)
  10. New Law on Public-Private Partnerships

Global Trade and Business in Paraguay:
International Trade and Business in Paraguay

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

International Trade of Paraguay.

  1. Total Paraguayan exports: 13,116 million dollars
  2. The main Paraguayan export products are soybean (47%), vegetable oils (52%,) and meat products (5%)
  3. The SOFIA System is a computerized Foreign Trade customs clearance system that interacts directly with the Customs Brokers, transportation Companies, Custodians, Customs Officials, and Organizations related to International Trade
  4. Paraguay was suspended of the MERCOSUR in 2012-2013

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