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Business in Zambia, Lusaka. Zambian Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Zambia: largest exporter of copper (Foreign Trade). African Frontier Market

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Zambia (Southern Africa)
  2. Zambian Economy
  3. Foreign Trade of Zambia
    1. Zambian Customs Excise Act
    2. Zambia Free Trade Agreements
  4. Business and Investment Opportunities in Zambia
    1. Infrastructures
    2. Energy
    3. Agriculture
    4. Tourism
  5. Case Study:
    1. Zambian mining sector
    2. Zambeef Company
    3. Monica Katebe Musonda
    4. Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ)
  6. Access to the Zambian Market
  7. Business Plan for Zambia

Monica Katebe Musonda, Zambian businesswoman (Master, Zambia)


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

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

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Zambia” 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)

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate

Masters adapted to Zambia (Study Master Doctorate, Foreign Trade, International Business) Zambian Students.

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

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

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in Zambia.

Zambia is the largest African copper and cobalt exporter. Zambia is an African Frontier Market.

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

Transport in Zambia
  1. Trans-African Corridors;
    1. Beira-Lobito Corridor
    2. Lobito Corridor
    3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
    4. North-South Corridor
    5. Central Corridor
    6. Asia-Africa Corridor
  2. Nearest ports:
    1. Port of Lobito (Angola) and Port of Luanda (Copper Corridor of Zambia)
    2. Port of Maputo (Mozambique, inland Port of Chipata)
    3. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania): by Railway
    4. Port of Durban (South Africa). Distance Port of Durban-Lusaka: 2,165 kilometers
    5. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia). Via the Trans-Caprivi Corridor-Katima Mulilo Bridge

Beira-Lobito Corridor. Access to Angola, the DR Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

African Economic Integration

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Zambian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Zambia and the Southern African Economic Area
  2. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. EU-SADC Agreement
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  5. African Continental Free-Trade Area
  6. The U.S.-Zambia
    1. AGOA (U.S.)
    2. COMESA-U.S. Agreement
  7. EU-Zambia
    1. Africa-EU Partnership
    2. EU-GSP
  8. Bilateral Trade Agreements with China, Canada, India, and Japan
  9. Conference on the Great Lakes

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. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  4. BIC
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. International Maritime Organization
  7. Hamburg Rules (Sea)

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

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. AU Convention on Combating Corruption
    2. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership
  5. Africa-India Cooperation
  6. Africa-BRICS
  7. Africa-Turkey Partnership
  8. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. BADEA
  10. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Globalization and International Organizations

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

Zambia is a landlocked African Country.

  1. Zambian Population: 16.6 million people
  2. Zambia is one of the most highly urbanized countries in the African Continent
  3. Zambian Area: 752,618 km²
  4. Capital of Zambia: Lusaka (2 million people, 60% unemployed)
  5. Business in Lusaka, Kitwe and Chipata
  6. Zambian official language: English. 85 local languages
  7. Zambia shares borders with eight African Countries: Angola, Botswana, the DR Congo, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

More information about Zambia (EENI African Business Portal).

Main Religions in Zambia:

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity (75%), 4.5 million Methodist
  3. Baha'i faith

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Zambia belongs to the Southern African Economic Area.

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

Economic Profile of Zambia.

  1. Zambian GDP growth rate: 6.5 (2013), 7.3% (2012), and 6.8% (2011)
  2. Main contributors to the GDP of Zambia: agriculture (12.2%), mining (8%), manufacturing (11.2%), and construction (13.0%)
  3. Zambia is a African frontier market
  4. Top Zambian sectors: Copper Mining Industry, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and tourism
  5. Zambian GDP per capita 377 dollars
  6. Inflation rate: 7.3%
  7. Merchandise imports (% of the GDP): 39
  8. Merchandise exports (% of the GDP): 45
  9. Copper: 70% of the export earnings of Zambia
  10. Zambia: 20% of the World's emerald production
  11. Investment into Zambia: 4 billion dollars
  12. Legal System of Zambia: Common Law
  13. Currency of Zambia: Zambian Kwacha (ZMW) = 100 Ngwee
  14. Abundance of mineral deposits and water
  15. High transport costs (Landlocked country)

International Trade and Business in Zambia:
Foreign trade and Doing Business in Zambia

Zambian mining sector:
Zambia's mining sector


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