The Gambian government has lifted the ban imposed on the importation of onions, potatoes, and other consumables. The government of Adama Barrow says importers are now free to import some of the food condiments earlier banned by Yahya Jammeh. The ban was imposed by the former dictator Yahya Jammeh.
On the same vein, the government also announced a tax reduction on the importation of flour.
“It should be noted that the duty on imported flour has been reduced from 47% to the normal rate of 20% and the reference value shall be the transaction value and the additional measures of D1 per kilo of cement and 5% excise tax are now removed,” said the news release.
“The Government of The Gambia wishes to reaffirm that it will continue to pursue an open and liberal economy aimed at boosting trade and economic growth,” the statement added.