NEWS

AGI URGES COMPANIES TO PREPARE EFFECTIVELY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AfCFTA

Small, Medium and Large Scale enterprises in the country have been cautioned against complacency four months away from the expected implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The operationalization of the AfCFTA is expected to address the challenges of small fragmented markets in Africa by creating a single market, and also increase the …

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THE UNIPASS-GHANA PROJECT

The UNIPASS-Ghana Project is the Government of Ghana’s (GoG) decision to engage a single service provider to develop and implement a trade facilitation tool which provides an end-to-end trade facilitation and automated customs operational and management system. The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Other Government Agencies (OGAs) and other relevant private stakeholders …

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RFP – RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submission of proposals has been extended until 15/07/2020 The European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) combines a Guarantee Fund (of up to 1.5 billion EUR) with two regional investment platforms – the Investment Platform for Africa and the Neighborhood Investment Platform. Under the Investment windows of the Guarantee Fund, the pillar-assessed (accredited) entities …

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145% HIKE IN AIR FREIGHT CHARGES AFFECTS FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORTS

In spite of government’s efforts to boost agricultural production and exports, farmers and exporters in the fruit and vegetable industry continue to grapple with teething challenges. In an interaction with players in the industry, it is revealed for instance that a 145% hike in air freight and cargo charges for fresh fruits and vegetables is …

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NEW EXPORT MARKET FOR GHANA’S CASSAVA STARCH INDUSTRY IDENTIFIED

A Competitor Analysis report released by The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) points to new potential markets for Ghana’s cassava starch industry. According to the report, such new markets including Nigeria and the European markets notably Poland, Portugal, Italy present strong potentials for market diversification and penetration for Ghanaian companies and Trade Promotion Organizations. Interestingly, …

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