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Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambia. Banjul

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Gambia (West Africa);
  2. Doing Business in Banjul;
  3. Gambian Economy;
  4. International Trade of the Gambia;
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Gambia
    1. Air Transport Services;
    2. Energy;
    3. Agribusiness and fisheries;
    4. ICT;
    5. Light Manufacturing;
    6. River Transport;
    7. Tourism.
  6. Case Study: business opportunities in the Gambian agriculture sector;
  7. Access to the Gambian Market;
  8. Business Plan for the Gambia.

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

  1. To analyze the Gambian Economy and Global Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of the Gambia;
  3. To explore the Gambian trade relations with the country of the student;
  4. To know the Gambian Trade Agreements;
  5. To develop a business plan for the Gambian Market.

Online Course Business in West Africa

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

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

Doctorate: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Course: Business in West Africa.

Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Gambie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gambia Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Gambia.

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in The Gambia”: 1 ECTS Credits;
  2. Duration: one week.

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

Masters and Doctorate in Global Business adapted to the Gambia, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Gambian Students.

(Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambia):
International Trade and Business in the Gambia

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans) Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Egypt...

International Trade and Business in the Gambia.

The Republic of the Gambia: an agricultural export-oriented country.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Transport and Logistics in Africa

African Economic Integration. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Gambian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. Gambia and the West African Economic Area;
  2. WAMZ;
  3. African Continental Free-Trade Area;
  4. ECOWAS;
  5. CEN-SAD;
  6. EU-Gambia:
    1. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP);
    2. Africa-EU Strategic Partnership.
  7. AGOA;
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System.

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. WTO
    1. Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. Agreement on the Application of 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. Revised Kyoto Convention.
  3. Hamburg Rules;
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO);
  6. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. Istanbul Convention.
  7. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme;
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) FAL Convention, SOLAS, Transport of goods by Sea

African Instituions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA) Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

African Trade and Economic Organizations:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA);
  2. African Union
    1. AUDA-NEPAD;
    2. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption;
    3. Africa Agriculture Development Programme.
  3. African Development Bank;
  4. Africa-Asia Partnership;
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership;
  6. China-Africa Cooperation;
  7. Africa-India Cooperation;
  8. Africa-Japan Cooperation;
  9. Africa-South America Summit;
  10. Africa-BRICS;
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership.

Islamic Organizations. Arab League. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Islamic Organizations:

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation;
  2. BADEA;
  3. Islamic Development Bank;
  4. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. UN
    1. UNCTAD;
    2. ITC;
    3. WIPO.
  2. WB;
  3. WTO;
  4. IMF;
  5. ...

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo

  1. Area of The Gambia: 11,365 km²;
  2. Gambian population: 1.75 million (40% of the population between 0-14, 40% of the Gambian population is literate)
    1. Mandinka;
    2. Soninke.
  3. Borders of The Gambia: Senegal;
  4. Capital of The Gambia: City of Banjul;
  5. Largest Gambian city: Serrekunda;
  6. Official language of The Gambia: English and different Gambian languages (Mandinka, Wollof, Fula, Jola);
  7. Currency of The Gambia: Dalasi;
  8. Independence of The Gambia from the UK: 1965.

More information: The Gambia (EENI African Business Portal).

Main religions in The Gambia:

  1. Islam (90% of The Gambian Population);
  2. African Traditional Religions;
  3. Christianity (8%).

Gambia belongs to the West African Economic Area (African Civilization).

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

The Gambian Economy:

  1. The Gambia is a Market-based economy;
  2. Continued growth rate of 5-6% in the past six years;
  3. Gambian services sector: 58% of the Gambian GDP;
  4. Fasting Gambian growing sector: tourism (16% of the GDP);
  5. Gambian agricultural sector: 22% of the GDP.
    1. 80% of the labour force.
  6. Vision of the Government: “to become an export-oriented agricultural country”;
  7. Gambian Inflation: 5.7%;
  8. Top Gambian export markets: the European Union, China, and India;
  9. Top export products: peanuts, fish, cotton, and palm kernels;
  10. Top exporter countries to the Gambia: China, Senegal, Brazil, the UK, India, and Indonesia;
  11. FDI stock in the Gambia: 675 million dollars;
  12. Main Gambian port: Port of Banjul;
  13. Export promotion and Zone Investor Incentives. Tax Holiday;
  14. Mobile operators in the Gambia: Africell, Comium, Gamcel, and Qcel.

Customs of the Gambia:
Customs of the Gambia

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

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