Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in the Gambia (Africa).
- Introduction to the Republic of the Gambia (West Africa).
- Doing Business in Banjul.
- Gambian Economy
- International Trade of the Gambia
- Business and Investment Opportunities in the Gambia
- Air Services
- Agribusiness and fisheries
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Light Manufacturing
- River Transport
- Case Study: business opportunities in the Gambian agriculture sector
- Access to the Gambian Market
- Business Plan for the Gambia
Objectives of the subject “Doing Business in the Republic of the Gambia”:
- To analyse the Gambian economy and foreign trade
- To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of the Gambia
- To explore Gambia's trade relations with the student's country
- To know Gambia's Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
- To develop a business plan for the Gambian Market
Sample of the subject (Doing Business in the Gambia):
Subject Description (Doing Business in the Gambia).
The Republic of the Gambia:
The Gambia: an agricultural export-oriented country.
- Area: 11,365 square kilometres
- Gambian population: 1.75 million (40% of the population
between 0-14, 40% of the Gambian population is litreate).
- Borders of Gambia: Senegal
- Capital: City of Banjul
- The official language of Gambia: English and different Gambian
languages: Mandinka, Wollof, Fula, Jola
- The currency of Gambia: Dalasi
The main religions in Gambia:
- Islam (90%)
- Christianity (8%)
Gambia belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.
- Market-based economy
- The continued growth rate of 5-6 % in the past six years.
- Services sector: 58% of Gambian GDP
- Fasting Gambian growing sector: tourism (16% of GDP)
- The agricultural sector: 22% of GDP. 80% of the labour force
- The vision of the Government: “to become an export-oriented agricultural country.”
- The inflation: 5.7%
- Top Gambian export markets: the European Union (EU), China, and India
- Top export products: peanuts, fish, cotton, and palm kernels.
- Top exporter countries to the Gambia: China, Senegal, Brazil, the United Kingdom, India, and Indonesia
- FDI stock: 675 million dollars
- The main Gambian port: Port of Banjul
- Export Promotion and Zone Investor Incentives. Tax
- Mobile operators: Africell, Comium, Gamcel, and Qcel
- Access to the Port of Dakar
- Dakar-Gambia-Lagos Corridor
Customs of the Gambia:
The Gambia has preferential access:
- West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
- Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
- Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
- The European Union: Generalised System of Preferences/Cotonou Agreement.
- African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA United States)
The Gambia is a member of:
- New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
- African Union (AU) - Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
- Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
- African Development Bank
- Africa-South America Summit
- Islamic Development Bank
- Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- International Monetary Fund (IMF)
- World Customs Organisation (WCO)
- World Bank (WB)