"The obstacle to #Trade within #Africa is not tariff. Tariff is not the #major issue, the #major issue is the non tariff barriers."~ Lamin Dampha, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment. #GCCI.

SheTrades in The Gambia enables Gambian women to benefit from economic participation, with a focus on the horticulture and textiles & garments value chains. The project convenes public-private platforms to support women’s economic empowerment, to work with the business support ecosystem to improve their performance and offering, to strengthen the technical and production capacity of women-owned businesses, and enhance business and market linkages.

ITC – SheTrades Gambia Program in collaboration with the Gambia Good Market is organizing 2-days workshop on packaging for Textile and Apparel.

Poor packaging, labelling and presentation is one of the main reasons for the failure of locally manufactured products to compete favourably with imported ones. Improving packaging systems will help you better protect and promote your product, improve the perception by customers, strengthen your brand, improve the competitiveness of your company, increase your market shares and ultimately enter new market places.

Panel discussion on Startup Ecosystem in the Gambia( the current situation, opportunities, challenges, and solutions), moderated by Olimatou D. Faal.
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency Startup Incubator Gambia The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project YEP Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment Ministry of Youth & Sports NEDI.


Welcome To Ministry Of Trade Industry Regional Integration & Employment

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) is mandated to formulate and implement trade, investment and industrial policies that promote investment in the productive sector for increased production and export, thus promotes trade as an engine of growth. It also formulates and implements employment, competition and labour matters, promulgates national standards and takes a lead role in trade negotiations in collaboration with other stakeholders for enhancing competitiveness.