Private sector and Trade

Making the private sector and trade the engine of growth, transformation, and job creation

A vibrant private sector with significant growth in manufacturing, industry and trade contributions to economic growth and employment is envisaged under the plan.The key interventions will diversify local production by introducing high value products such, as findi, moringa, sesame, honey, cashew and horticulture for both export and the domestic market; create market linkages focusing on building the quality infrastructure and hard infrastructure for agricultural products; enhance capacity for custom clearance and establishment of Single Window Custom Clearance system; diversify service export and strengthen trade in services data management; improve trade and investment negotiations; enhance consumer welfare through competitive markets; strengthen Weights and Measures Bureau; improve access to finance, and undertake tax reforms; undertake Investment incentives policy reforms; promote the Gambia brand; strengthen GIEPA; strengthen MSME and industry development, and create employment. Measures will also be taken to strengthen labour administration through review and implementation of the Labour Act and the Trade Union Act and regulations.