Describes trade agreements this country is party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
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 United States, 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. In April 2019, The Gambia became the 22nd country to approve the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).