Ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by The Gambia

Ministry of Trade Industry Employment(MoTIE)
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

* The free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization.
* The agreement initially requires members to remove tariffs from 90% of goods, allowing free access to commodities, goods, and services across the continent.
* It seeks to make Africa a one market where there is a free movement of goods and services from one country to another.
* The AfCFTA will boost inter African trade within the 55 African countries on the continent. It covers trade in cultural and creative sector derived goods such as craft, music, books.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The Gambia joined the Agreement in June 2019. So far, a National Committee has been established and a Road Map for the country's implementation of the Agreement has also been drawn. Sensitisation will begin in November.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partner
African Union Commission
Economic Commission for Africa
Gambia Revenue Authority
Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ministry of Trade and Industry
The Gambia Tourism Board
Ministries of Justice and Finance
Gambia Revenue Authority
Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Gambia Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce
Gambia Goods Market
Gambia Hoteliers Association
Gambia Fashion Designer Associations
Gambia Consumers Protection Association
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
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