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Syllabus of the Subject

Foreign Trade and Business in Slovenia. Ljubljana

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Slovenia (EU)
  2. Slovenian Economy
  3. Business in Ljubljana
  4. Slovenian Foreign Trade: a winter sport products exporter
  5. Investment in Slovenia
  6. Top Slovenian companies
  7. Access to the Slovenian Market
  8. Business Plan for Slovenia

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

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

E-learning Course Master, International Business


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Slovenia” 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)

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

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English + Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Eslovenia Study Doctorate in International Business in French Slovenie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Eslovénia.

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

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

International Trade and Business in Slovenia

Global Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics in Slovenia

  1. Port of Koper
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Corridor (Poland, Slovenia)

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

EU International Relations


Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Slovenian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

European Single Market

  1. Slovenia and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. As a member of the EU, Slovenia is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements
  3. Adriatic-Ionian Initiative
  4. Central European Initiative
  5. Regional Cooperation Council

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. Convention Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods
  4. CMR Convention
  5. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member
  6. COTIF Convention (Rail)
  7. BIC
  8. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  9. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  10. CIM, CIT Rail Rules
  11. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  12. ICC

The EU and Their Institutions


  1. UNECE
  2. EBRD
  3. OSCE

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. Asia-Europe Meeting
  4. OECD
  5. WTO
  6. IMF
  7. Inter-American Development Bank


  1. Capital of Slovenia: Ljubljana
  2. Official Language: Slovenian
  3. Area of Slovenia: 20,273 km²
  4. Slovenian Population: 2 million people
  5. Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
  6. Borders of Slovenia: Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria
  7. Independence of Slovenia: 1992 (Yugoslavia)

Religion in Slovenia: Catholicism (Christianity).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Slovenia belongs to the European Economic Area.



Economy of Slovenia.

  1. Slovenian GDP (nominal): 49,550 million dollars
  2. GDP per capita of Slovenia: 28,200 dollars
  3. Slovenian Currency: Euro
  4. Slovenia joined the EU in 2004
  5. Slovenia has significant petroleum, zinc and coal reserves
  6. Slovenia is a major exporter related to winter sports
  7. About 20% of the world's generic pharmaceuticals have been manufactured in Slovenia
  8. Slovenian wines are rated as high quality
  9. Renault has a car factory in Slovenia (Revoz)
  10. Top Slovenian Industries: iron products and aluminum, trucks, cars, military equipment, wood, textiles, chemical products
  11. Headquarters of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER): Ljubljana

Main Slovenian Companies:

  1. Istrabenzl, industrial conglomerate
  2. Adria Mobil, auto caravans
  3. Akrapovic, automotive
  4. Alpine, sport and fashion footwear
  5. Elan Line, sports
  6. Goodyear, Dunlop, Sava tires
  7. Gorenje, household appliances and personal electronic devices
  8. Tomatoes, mopeds
  9. Pharmaceutical products Krka
  10. Pharmaceuticals Lek
  11. Gorenje Orodjarna, foundry
  12. Litostroj, heavy machinery
  13. Slovenija CESTE Tehnika, construction, civil engineering

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)


Slovenian Foreign Trade.

  1. The main Slovenian exports are manufactured products, machinery and transportation equipment, chemical products, foods
  2. Top Slovenian exports destinations: Germany, Italy and Croatia
  3. Top Slovenian suppliers: Germany, Italy and Austria
  4. As a member of the EU, Slovenia is a beneficiary of the EU trade agreements with the ASEAN, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia..
  5. The Port of Koper is the largest in Slovenia


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