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Business in Togo. Port of Lomé (exports)

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Syllabus of the Subject

Togo: access to West African landlocked countries (Foreign Trade). Phosphates

  1. Introduction to the Togolese Republic (West Africa)
  2. Togolese Economy
  3. International Trade of Togo
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Togo
  5. Investment in Togo
  6. Access to the Togolese market
  7. Business Plan for Togo

Port of Lomé (Togo)

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

  1. To analyze the Togolese Economy and Global Trade
  2. To identify business opportunities in the Togolese Republic
  3. To explore the Togolese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know the Togolese Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Togolese market

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Togo” 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 West Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

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

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

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Togo - Lomé

Strategic position in West Africa. Access to the West African landlocked countries.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

Transport and Logistics in Togo:
  1. Autonomous Port of Lomé
  2. Togo Free Zone
  3. Access to the Dakar-Lagos Corridor

African Economic Integration

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. Rotterdam Rules

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

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
  3. African Development Bank
  4. China-Africa Cooperation
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Japan Cooperation
  8. Africa-South America Summit

Islamic Organizations. Arab League

  1. OIC
  2. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  3. BADEA

Globalization and International Organizations

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

  1. The Togolese Republic enjoys a strategic position in the West African region
  2. Togolese Population: 7.6 million people
  3. Area of Togo: 56,785 km²
  4. Capital of Togo: Lomé (1,570,283 people)
    1. Sokodé: 123,000 inhabitants (second largest city)
    2. Kara: 106,000 inhabitants
    3. Atakpamé: 84,000 inhabitants
    4. Kpalimé: 101,000 inhabitants
    5. Dapaong: 34,000 inhabitants
  5. Official language of Togo: French
  6. Togolese Independence: 1960 (France)
  7. Togo shares borders with Burkina Faso, Benin, and Ghana

More information about Togo (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in Togo:

  1. Christianity
  2. Islam (20% of the Togolese population, 1.1 million)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism) Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Togo belongs to the West African Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Togolese Republic: phosphates, agriculture, and Port of Lomé.

International Trade and Business in Togo

  1. The two pillars of the Togolese economy are the agricultural sector (cotton, coffee, and cocoa) and the phosphate industry
  2. Togo is self-sufficient in agricultural export products
  3. The Port of Lomé is one of the largest in West Africa and one of the safest and the most efficient port in the Gulf of Guinea
  4. Togolese Agriculture: 65% of the labour force
  5. Cotton, coffee, and cocoa represent 40% of total Togolese exports
  6. Top Togolese trade partners: Burkina Faso, Ghana, the Netherlands, Benin, Mali, and Ivory Coast
  7. Most dynamic Togolese sectors: retail, transportation, and communications
  8. Togo is the fourth larger phosphate producer in the World
  9. Togolese Currency: Franc CFA
  10. Togolese GDP growth: 6.0%
    1. Primary sector: 52% of the GDP
    2. Services: 32% of the GDP
  11. Inflation in Togo: 2.3%

Togo Telecom is a corporation created by the split of the OPTT two State-owned companies. It is governed by Act No. 90-26 of December 4, 1990, to reform the legal and institutional framework for the Public Enterprises. It has a legal personality and financial autonomy, with a capital of 4 billion CFA francs.

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor (Mauritania, Nigeria)

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