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The Gambia - From Entrepot to Exporter and Eco-tourism : Diagnostic Trade Integration Study for the Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries

ACCIDENTS ACCOUNTING ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES ADVERSE EFFECTS AGRICULTURE AIR AIR CARGO AIR FREIGHT AIR SERVICE AIR SERVICES AIR TRANSPORT AIRPORT ASSETS AUDITS BANK ACCOUNTS BID BORDER CROSSING BORDER TRAFFIC BRIDGE BUDGET DEFICITS BUSINESS CLIMATE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL INFLOWS CARS CENTRAL BANK COMMERCIAL BANK COMMERCIAL BANK LENDING COMMERCIAL BANKS COMMODITY COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE COMPETITIVENESS CONGESTION CONSUMER GOODS COST OF FINANCE COSTS OF FUEL CREDIBILITY CREDIT ASSOCIATION CREDIT PROGRAM CREDIT RISK CROSS SUBSIDIZATION CROSSING CROSSINGS CURRENCY CUSTOMS UNION DEBT RELIEF DEPOSIT DEPOSIT RATES DEVALUATION DEVELOPMENT AGENCY DEVELOPMENT BANK DEVELOPMENT POLICY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY DIRECT PAYMENTS DOMESTIC DEBT DOMESTIC INTEREST RATES DURABLE ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC RELATIONS ECONOMIC SITUATION ECONOMIC STRUCTURE ECONOMIC STRUCTURES EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE RATE EXPENDITURES EXPORT SECTOR EXPORT SECTORS EXPORTERS EXPORTS EXTERNAL TRADE EXTREME POVERTY FEASIBILITY STUDIES FERRIES FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FINANCIAL SUPPORT FISCAL DEFICIT FISCAL POLICY FOREIGN BUYERS FOREIGN DEBT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOREIGN INVESTORS FREE ZONES FREIGHT FUEL GDP GLOBAL ECONOMY GLOBAL MARKET GLOBAL MARKETS GOVERNMENT CAPACITY GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION GOVERNMENT POLICY GOVERNMENT REVENUE GOVERNMENT REVENUES GROWTH RATE GUARANTEE FUND HARMONIZATION HIGHWAY HIGHWAYS HOLDING HOURS OF OPERATION HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPORT BARRIERS INCOME INCOMES INEFFICIENCY INFLATION INFLATION RATE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INSPECTION INSURANCE INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL MARKET INTERNATIONAL STANDARD INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE INTRINSIC VALUE INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTOR CONFIDENCE INVESTOR PROTECTION JUDICIAL SYSTEM LAND USE LEGAL FRAMEWORK LETTER OF CREDIT LIBERALIZATION LIFE EXPECTANCY LOAN LOCAL ECONOMY LOCAL GOVERNMENT LOSS OF REVENUES LOW TARIFFS MACROECONOMIC POLICIES MACROECONOMIC STABILITY MACROECONOMIC STABILIZATION MARKET CONDITIONS MISMANAGEMENT MONETARY POLICIES MONEY GROWTH MORTGAGE MULTIPLIER EFFECTS NATIONAL TRANSPORT NET EXPORTS NEW PRODUCT OIL PRICES OPEN ECONOMY OUTPUT PATRONAGE POLITICAL STABILITY PORT AUTHORITY POWER OUTAGES POWER PARITY PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTION COSTS PRODUCTIVE INVESTMENT PUBLIC DEBT PUBLIC FINANCES PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PURCHASING POWER REAL GDP REAL INTEREST REAL INTEREST RATES REGIONAL INTEGRATION REGIONAL TRADE REGIONAL TRANSIT REGIONAL TRANSPORT REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RENEGOTIATION REPUTATION RETURN RETURNS RISK MANAGEMENT ROAD ROAD IMPROVEMENT ROAD NETWORK ROAD TRANSPORT ROADS RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE RURAL ROADS SAVINGS SHORT-TERM FINANCE SMALL COUNTRIES SMALL COUNTRY STOCK EXCHANGES STOCKS STRATEGIC INVESTORS SURFACE FREIGHT TARIFF REVENUE TAX TAX RATE TAX RATES TAX REVENUES TAX RULES TAX SYSTEM TAXATION TAXIS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOURIST AUTHORITY TRADE BARRIERS TRADE POLICIES TRADE POLICY TRADE REGIME TRADE RELATIONS TRADE TAXES TRADING TRAFFIC TRAFFIC DATA TRAFFIC FLOWS TRANSIT TRANSIT TRADE TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT PLAN TRANSPORT SAFETY TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORT SYSTEM TRANSPORTATION TREASURY TREASURY BILLS TREATIES TREATY TRUCK DRIVERS TRUCKS UNDERLYING PROBLEMS VALUATION WEALTH WHOLESALE PRICES WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS WORLD MARKET WORLD TRADE WTO
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Washington, DC
Africa | Gambia, The
2012-06-11T18:15:41Z | 2012-06-11T18:15:41Z | 2007-07

For decades, Gambia has served as a regional entrepot, using the river as a transportation link to the hinterland. Relatively low import taxes, well-functioning port and customs services, and limited administrative barriers reinforced Gambia's position as a trading center. About 80 percent of Gambian merchandise exports consist of re-exports to the sub-region goods imported into Gambia are transported unofficially into Senegal and beyond. Gambian economy and especially its public finances are highly dependent on this trade because imported goods destined for re-export pay the normal import duties. Recently, however, re-exports have declined due to a combination of tensions with Senegal, harmonization of import and sales taxes in the region, and improved port and customs operations in Senegal and other neighboring countries. The current re-export trade is unlikely to be sustainable, calling for a strategy to build growth on a more secure foundation. The report identifies directions for establishing a more sustainable foundation for the country's position as a gateway to the region by improving the transport system and reinforcing its efficient trade facilitation services, while recognizing the limited potential for growth. The study makes detailed recommendations on strengthening and diversifying domestic production of goods and services in the areas of tourism, groundnuts, other agriculture, and fishing, by improving the business climate as well as implementing sector-specific reforms.

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