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Business in the Gambia, Gambian Economy


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Syllabus of the Subject

Gambia (Foreign Trade): agricultural export-oriented country, Banjul, Serrekunda

  1. Introduction to the Republic of the Gambia (West Africa)
  2. 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 Gambia” are the following:

  1. To analyze the Gambian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the trade opportunities in 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

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 in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in West Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in West Africa

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study 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 “Doing Business in The Gambia”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Area of Knowledge: Africa.

Masters adapted to Gambia, Masters, International Business Trade Gambian Students.

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

International Trade and Business in the Gambia.

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

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports

African Economic Integration

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. Hamburg Rules
  4. BIC (Containers)
  5. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  6. International Maritime Organization
    1. Istanbul Convention
  7. ECOWAS Regional Road Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme
  8. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  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

  1. Afro-Arab Cooperation
  2. BADEA
  3. Islamic Development Bank
  4. OIC

Globalization and International Organizations

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

  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)
  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%)

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Gambia belongs to the West African Economic Area.


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 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 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

Sample - Foreign Trade and Business in the Gambia:
International Trade and Business in the Gambia

Sample - Customs of the Gambia:
Customs of the Gambia


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