Apr 27, 2009, 9:22 AM
The American Embassy in
The forum that attracted a good number of business community in The Gambia, is geared towards discussing ways to promote trade and investment between The Gambia and the US, increase opportunities, entrepreneurial empowerment, and to provide platform for dialogue and networking under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
In his opening remarks, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Employment, Yusupha Kah said that the US Embassy have consistently tried to complement the efforts of government in enhancing the capacity of the private sector, particularly the SMEs and sharing valuable information with them in a bid to raise awareness on the market access opportunities in the US.
He added that the forum would bridge an important information gap and instil more confidence in the private sector, who regularly export to the
"This will go a long way in demonstrating that accessing the
He said the
"It is disheartening to note that
"This forum is not just about increasing trade to benefit
"This is also an opportunity to strengthen commercial ties between our two countries. Currently, The Gambia's import and export to the
He said during the forum they will hear about AGOA Act which has been one of the cornerstones of the