Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 4/12/2019

The Gambia is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and acceded to the World Trade organization (WTO) in 1996.  The Gambia regained its African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligibility in 2018, after initially losing it in 2015 due to concerns over human rights violations.  In January 2018, The Gambia also regained its eligibility for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which it initially lost in 2006 – also as a result of human rights violations by the previous regime. The Gambia does not have a bilateral trade agreement with the US however, as a member of ECOWAS, it is a beneficiary of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFAs) which the United States has had with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) since 2013.

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Gambia Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements