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Business in Slovakia, Bratislava, Automotive



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Syllabus of the Subject

Slovak Foreign Trade. Slovakia: an automotive economic power

  1. Introduction to the Slovak Republic (EU)
  2. Economy of Slovakia: an automotive economic power
  3. Business in Bratislava
  4. Slovak International Trade
  5. Investment in Slovakia
  6. Main Slovak Companies
  7. Access to the Slovak Market
  8. Business Plan for Slovakia

Trans-European Transport Corridors

  1. Baltic-Adriatic Corridor (Poland, Slovenia)
  2. Access to the Pan-European Corridor II

International Trade and Business in Slovakia:
Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Slovenia)


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

  1. To analyze the Slovak Economy and Foreign Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Slovak Market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Slovakia with the student's country
  4. To know the Slovak trade agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To develop a business plan for the Slovak Market

E-learning Course Master, International Business

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

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

EU, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Slovak Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Eslovaquia Study Doctorate in International Business in French Slovaquie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Eslováquia.

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

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

International Trade and Business in Slovakia

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Slovak Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Slovakia and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. European Customs Union
    2. The EU Services Directive
    3. European Digital Single Market
    4. As a member of the EU, Slovakia is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements
  3. Central European Initiative
  4. Regional Cooperation Council
  5. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (observer country)
  6. Council of the Baltic Sea States (observer country)

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    2. GATS
    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. ICC
  4. COTIF Convention
  5. BIC (Containers)
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  7. International Maritime Organization 
    1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission
  8. Hamburg Rules
  9. CMR Convention (UN)
  10. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail)
  11. Customs Convention on Containers
  12. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  13. Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  14. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

The EU and Their Institutions

  1. EU
  2. UNECE
  3. EBRD
  4. OSCE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. Asia-Europe Meeting
  2. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures
  3. UN
    1. UNCTAD
    2. ITC
    3. WIPO
  4. WB
  5. WTO
  6. IMF
  7. CPLP (observer country)

  1. Capital of Slovakia: Bratislava
  2. Official Language of Slovakia: Slovak
  3. Area of Slovakia: 49,035 km²
  4. Slovak Population: 5.4 million people
  5. Type of Government of Slovakia: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Slovakia: Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic
  7. Independence of Slovakia: 1991 (Soviet Union)
  8. On 1 January 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia separated

Religion in Slovakia: Catholicism (Christianity).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Slovakia belongs to the European Economic Area.


Economy of Slovakia.

  1. The automobile manufacturing sector is vital for the Slovak Republic
  2. Slovak GDP (nominal): 109,587 million dollars
    1. Agriculture: 4%
    2. Industry 36%
    3. Services 60%
  3. GDP per capita: 22,241 dollars
  4. Slovak Currency: Euro (2009)
  5. Slovakia belongs to the EU since 2004
  6. Top Slovaks Industries: cars, textiles, rubber, gas, petroleum, chemical products, paper, machinery

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Slovak Foreign Trade.

  1. The main Slovaks exports are vehicles, machinery, electric appliance, chemical products
  2. Top Slovaks exports destinations: Germany (21%), the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria
  3. The main suppliers of Slovakia are Germany (19%), the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland
  4. As a member of the EU, Slovakia is a beneficiary of the EU trade agreements with the ASEAN, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia...

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