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Bilateral Trade Agreements

 

Bilateral Trade Agreement Between The Gambia and Ethiopia

The Gambia

 

 

 

 

Key aspects of the Bilateral Trade Agreement

Ethiopia

 

Signed on :  17th of January 2012   
Validity: 5 Years from the date of signing. However it is renewable after every 5 years.  
Key areas of the Agreement:

The agreement covers the following areas:

  • Trade promotion
  • Trade Fairs and Exhibitions
  • Elimination of Tariff and Nontariff barriers
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  • Dispute settlements.
 
Benefits to Businesses:
  • Establishment of jointure venture enterprise
  • Long term commercial  contracts
  • Non – discriminatory treatment as regards to application of quantitative restriction
  • Facilitation of participation of Trade fairs
 
Key requirements of the Agreement:

The following conditions have to be fulfilled:

  • The provisions of the agreement should be in accordance with national laws and regulations.
  • No less than Most favoured nation treatment in all matters relating to trade
 
Areas the Agreement does not cover:

The agreement specifies that the following are not covered by the present agreement :

  •  The most favoured nation treatment is not applicable to advantages which result from Custom union or free trade area to which either of the contracting parties is a member.
 
Access to the full text of the Agreement:

Please contact  Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and employment for the full text of the agreement at info@motie.gov.gm

 

 


Bilateral Trade Agreement Between The Gambia and Tunisia

The Gambia

 

 

Key aspects of the Bilateral Trade Agreement

Tunisia

 

Signed on : 21st June 2000
Validity: Currently valid
Key areas of the Agreement:

The agreement covers the following areas:

  • Most-favoured-nation treatment
  • Trade promotion and missions
  • Organizing of trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Economic cooperation
Benefits to Businesses:

The Contracting Parties shall permit the import and export, free of customs duties, taxes and other similar levies or charges not related to the payment for services of the following:

  • Samples of goods and publicity material required only for obtaining orders and for advertisement purposes, which are not for sale or are of no commercial value
  • Goods imported temporarily for experiment and research activities
  • Goods imported temporarily for the purpose of trade fairs and exhibitions.
  • Goods imported temporarily for repairs and which are re-exported
  • Goods originating from a third world country and transported through the country of one of the Contracting Parties and destined for the other Contracting Party.
Key requirements of the Agreement:

The following conditions have to be fulfilled to take advantage of the favourable conditions the agreement provides :

  • Trade in goods and services between the territories of the contracting parties under this Agreement shall be subject to the laws and regulations relating to imports and exports in force in their respective countries.
  • All payments between the contracting parties in pursuance of this Agreement shall be effected in any freely convertible currency through normal banking channels in accordance with the foreign exchange laws and regulations in force in their respective countries.
Areas the Agreement does not cover:

The agreement specifies that the following are not covered by the present agreement :

  •  Most-favoured-nation treatment either contracting party has granted or may grant to neighbouring countries in order to facilitate cross-border trade and frontier traffic.
  • Any advantage either contracting party may benefit from as a result of membership of a Customs Union, a Free Trade Area or Monetary Zone already established or which may be established.
  • Any advantage either contracting party may benefit from as a result of arrangements made for unconventional trade (barter, countertrade etc) with third world countries.
  • Any advantage either contracting party may benefit from as a result of participation in multilateral arrangements aimed at economic integration.
Access to the full text of the Agreement: To access the full text of this Agreement, please contact the Ministry via the following email address: info@motie.gov.gmor visit our offices at Independence Drive in Banjul.