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Business in the Gambia, Banjul

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

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Gambia (West Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Banjul
  3. Gambian Economy
  4. International Trade (Import, Export) of the Gambia
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Gambia
    1. Air Transport Services
    2. Energy
    3. Agribusiness and fisheries
    4. Information and Communication Technologies (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 “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of the Gambia” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Gambian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  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 Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Gambian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambiabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Business, African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in West Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Muslim Countries

Students, Online Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Gambie Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Gambia Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Gambia

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

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Gambia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Gambian Students.

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the Subject (Doing Business in the Gambia):
International Trade and Business in the Gambia





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambia.

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

Logistics in the Gambia
  1. Access to the Port of Dakar
  2. Dakar-Gambia-Lagos Corridor

Gambian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Gambia and the West African Economic Area
  2. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  3. African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  4. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  5. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  6. European Union-Gambia:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  7. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)
  8. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN)
  4. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  5. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  7. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  8. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member

Customs of the Gambia:
Customs of the Gambia

African Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Union (AU)
    1. African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
    2. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
    3. Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB)
  4. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership (NAASP)
  5. Africa-Korea Partnership
  6. Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  7. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  8. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)
  9. Africa-South America Summit (ASA)
  10. Africa-BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)
  11. Africa-Turkey Partnership

Islamic Organisations

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  3. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  5. ...

The Gambia

  1. Area of The Gambia: 11,365 square kilometres
  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 United Kingdom: 1965

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

We Trust in Africa (EENI African 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 Civilisation).

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

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 (EU), China, and India
  9. Top export products: peanuts, fish, cotton, and palm kernels
  10. Top exporter countries to the Gambia: China, Senegal, Brazil, the United Kingdom, 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

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

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

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



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