Dec 12, 2012, 9:10 AM
The Department of State for Trade, Industry and Employment in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission has launched the Gambia National Coordinating Committee last Thursday 30th April at the Jerma Beach Hotel.
The committee was formed at a three day Inter-Institutional Trade Policy decision making committee designed workshop.
Speaking on the occasion, the project coordinator of ECOWAS Trade Negotiation Capacity Building Project, Douglas Zormelo said the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja is helping member countries to set up inter instructional committees on trade with the objective of mainstreaming trade into development policy as well as help with trade policy decision making.
He said the committee will also assist the development of trade policy and trade negotiation and multilateral, regional and EPA-EU levels.
According to the project coordinator,
"Such committees has already been formed in five ECOWAS member countries namely Sierra Leone, Togo, Guinea Conakry, Liberia and
In his launching speech, the honorable Minister of Trade Industry and Employment, Abdou Colley said that the
He commended all stakeholders for their efforts in all the achievements registered.