day specialized training workshop for Gambian fa shion designers and apparel producers to teach them the market requirements and e xport process under the America Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) opened in Banj u l on Monday.
The workshop, which is being organised by the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia in part nership with the USAID/West Africa Trade Hub (WATH) in Accra, is covering topics
like design, pattern making, cutting, production of finishing and packaging and o ther skills required in apparel production.
Speaking at the workshop the Minister of trade and Industry, Mr. Babucarr Jallow , said The Gambia became eligible for AGOA in 2003 and was subsequently granted t he apparel and textile visa in 2008.
Mr. Jallow added that his Ministry had worked in the last few years tirelessly w ith some partners to make sure that Gambians increased their exports to the US m a rket.
The Trade Minister said the training would enhance practical expertise and expre ssed optimism that it would impact positively on the participants.