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Syllabus of the Subject

Maltese Foreign Trade. Malta: strategic position between Europe, Africa


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Malta (EU)
  2. Maltese Economy: a strategic position between Europe, North of Africa and the Middle East (MENA)
  3. Business in Valletta
  4. Maltese International Trade
  5. Investment in Malta
  6. Access to the Maltese Market
  7. Business Plan for Malta


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

  1. To analyze the Maltese Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Maltese Market
  3. To analyze the trade relations of Malta with the country of the student
  4. To know the Maltese free trade agreements as a member of the EU
  5. To develop a business plan for the Maltese Market

Online Student Master in International Business


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

Doctorate: European Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Malta Study Doctorate in International Business in French Malte Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Malta.

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

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

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

International Trade and Business in Malta

EU International Relations


Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Maltese Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. Malta and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. European Customs Union
    2. European Single Market
    3. The EU Services Directive
    4. European Digital Single Market
    5. As a member of the EU, Malta is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements

European Single Market

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. ICC
  4. BIC
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  7. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

The EU and Their Institutions


European Organizations:

  1. The EU
  2. OSCE
  3. UNECE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF
  5. Asia-Europe Meeting


The Republic of Malta (Europe).

  1. Capital of Malta: Valletta
  2. Official Language: Maltese and English
  3. Maltese Area: 316 km²
  4. Maltese Population: 423,282 million people (the highest population density in the EU)
  5. Type of Government of Malta: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Malta is an island country. Nearest countries: Tunisia, Libya and Italy
  7. Independence of Malta: 1964 (UK)

Religion in Malta: Catholicism (Christianity).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Malta belongs to the European Economic Area.



Economy of Malta.

  1. Malta is considered as an advanced economy by the World Bank
  2. Malta is considered the 15th most democratic country in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit, Democracy Index)
  3. The Republic of Malta has become a crucial Shipping logistics centre, thanks to its strategic position between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East
  4. The Maltese tourism sector (1.7 million tourists) is one of the pillars of the Maltese economy, as well as textile and electronics industry
  5. The Maltese banking sector has experienced strong growth in the recent years
  6. Maltese GDP (nominal): 7,419,000 million dollars
  7. GDP per capita of Malta: 18,088 dollars
  8. Maltese Currency: Euro (2008)
  9. Malta is a member of the EU since 2004
  10. Malta has one of the lowest tax systems in the EU
  11. Headquarters of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO)

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Maltese Foreign Trade.

  1. Foreign Trade is key for Malta
  2. The main Maltese Export are machinery, fuels, pharmaceutical products, books, aircraft, toys and sports equipment
  3. Top Maltese exports destinations: Germany (18%), Libya, France, the UK, Italy
  4. The main Maltese Imports are fuels, electrical machinery, aircraft, machinery, semi-manufactured products, vehicles
  5. The main suppliers of Malta are Italy (19%), the UK, Germany, France, China, Greece, Spain
  6. As a member of the EU, Malta is a beneficiary of the EU trade agreements with the ASEAN, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia..


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