1. General Introduction

This trade policy is a manifestation of the resolve of the Government of The Gambia to make trade a tool for sustainable socio-economic development and advancing the cause of Gambian private sector as engine of growth, transformation and job creation in line with the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2021. The policy, valid for five years (2018-2022), is designed to reflect the range of opportunities and challenges facing The Gambia in the country’s efforts to address persistent poverty and growing inequalities. It emphasizes the critical issue of implementation, not only of the policy itself, but also interrelated sectoral policies, existing trade agreements and relevant regional and continental initiatives needed to harness trade for development.

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