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Business in Venezuela, Caracas



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Syllabus of the Subject

Economic Profile of Venezuelan States. Business in Caracas, Carabobo. Oil

  1. Introduction to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  2. Venezuelan Economy
    1. Venezuelan petroleum
    2. Economic Profile of the States of Venezuela
  3. Venezuelan international trade: Imports and exports;
    1. Accession of Venezuela to the MERCOSUR
  4. Investment in Venezuela
  5. Business in Caracas
  6. Case Study: Venezuelan Companies;
    1. Petroleum of Venezuela (PDVSA)
    2. National Telephone Company of Venezuela
  7. Access to the Venezuelan Market
  8. Business Plan for Venezuela

The purposes of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela” are the following:

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

Online Student (Master International Business Foreign Trade)


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Venezuela” 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: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

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

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

International Trade and Business in Venezuela.

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements


Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Dominica, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis...


Latin American Economic Integration


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

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. IMF
  4. Arab League - Observer State


The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (America):

  1. Venezuela consists of twenty-three federal states and a capital district (Caracas)
  2. Borders of Venezuela: Brazil, Guyana, and the Republic of Colombia
  3. Venezuelan official language: Spanish
  4. Venezuelan Population: 27.3 million people
  5. Area of Venezuela: 16,445 km²
  6. Independence of Venezuela from Spain: 1810
  7. Venezuelan Currency: Bolivar (VEF)
  8. Abolition of Slavery in Venezuela: 1854
  9. African Diaspora in Venezuela: 0.8 million people (2.8% of the Venezuelan population)
  10. Deep social, political and economic crisis

Religion in Venezuela: Christianity (Catholicism: 27 million).

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

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)



Venezuelan Economy

  1. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is rich in mineral resources, whereas Venezuela is more known for its hydrocarbons: ranks fifth in the World in petroleum reserve and seventh in natural gas
  2. The main Venezuelan economic activity is the exploitation of petroleum refining for export
  3. The Venezuelan Petroleum is processed by the State Petroleum Company: Petroleum of Venezuela (PDVSA)
  4. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is rich in agricultural, animal husbandry, fishing, and forestry resources
  5. Top trade partners of Venezuela are the U.S., Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil

Venezuelan Economy

Caracas.

  1. With a population of two million people, Caracas is the political and economic capital of Venezuela
  2. In Caracas are concentrated the core functions of the Executive, legislative and judicial branches of Venezuela
  3. In Caracas, all kinds of activities are located (educational, financial, commercial, industrial and services)
  4. A large majority of the workforce is employed in the public sector related activities
  5. Industrial activity is also crucial in Caracas
  6. Caracas is the seventh largest financial centre of Latin America (behind cities like São Paulo, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro)
  7. Caracas generates 19% of the GDP in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  8. Important Venezuelan companies like “Petroleum Venezuela” or CANTV, has its headquarters in Caracas


Economic Profile of the States of Venezuela.

  1. Maracaibo (Zulia state capital) has a population of three million people (second largest city in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela).
    1. Maracaibo is one of the largest cities in Venezuela
    2. It is home to largest companies, such as Banco Occidental de Descuento
    3. One of the main economic activities of Maracaibo is the petroleum exploitation (sites in the Basin of Lake Maracaibo)
  2. The Carabobo State is one of the most vibrant of Venezuela.
    1. The industry and agricultural production of Carabobo are among the largest in Venezuela
    2. The main economic activity of the Carabobo State is industrial manufacturing (automotive, metalworking, chemicals, agribusiness, food, and consumer products)
  3. La Guaira (Vargas State) is the largest gateway to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; the Port of La Guaira is one of the largest Venezuelan ports
  4. Barcelona is the capital of Anzoategui state, has a population of 620,000 inhabitants and with Puerto La Cruz, Lecheria, and Guanta forms one of the largest metropolitan areas of Venezuela (1 Million people). There are several industries: petroleum complexes and automotive factories
  5. Barquisimeto (Lara State) is a major city strategically located, being a significant area in public service, trade, banking, and Logistics.
    1. There are largest industrial companies (metallurgy, agribusiness, textiles, cement, etc.)
    2. MERCABAR, the largest wholesale market in Venezuela is in Barquisimeto
  6. Valencia (1.5 millions inhabitants) is regarded as the industrial city of Venezuela

Global Trade and Business in Venezuela:
Venezuela Oil sector

Venezuelan Companies.

  1. “Petroleum Venezuela,” the state-owned corporation of Venezuela, is the responsible for the efficient, profitable, and dependable exploration, production, refining, transportation, and hydrocarbons distribution. The company keeps a strong presence abroad through five offices situated in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the UK, and the Netherlands
  2. Telephones of Venezuela is the leading integrated telecommunications services provider in Venezuela. Telephones of Venezuela had 3.6 million lines in service, 8.2 million mobile subscribers, and 528,000 broadband subscribers


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