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HARMONIZATION OF STANDARDS MADE NECESSARY FOR INTRA-AFRICA TRADE IN AfCFTA

The Acting Director in Charge of the Western Corridor, at the Ghana Standards Authority, Jessica Nkansah has revealed that standards have been harmonized across the African continent in the wake of the implementation of AfCFTA in order to facilitate trade among party states.

Jessica Nkansah, who is also the Head of the Competent Authority for Fish and Fishery Products at the Ghana Standards Authority said this during an interaction with the general public on the Eye on Port program.April 14,2021

INTERVENTIONS IN SERVICE DELIVERY SHOULD ENCOURAGE TRADERS COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS – FDA & GSA

Two of Ghana’s key statutory agencies, the Food and Drugs Authority of Ghana and Ghana Standards Authority have intimated that deliberate interventions made in their service provision are geared towards promoting traders’ ease of doing business while performing their core mandate of regulating trade through monitoring and standardization.

Speaking on Eye on Port, the Head of the Centre for Import and Export Control at the Food and Drugs Authority, Emmanuel Yaw Kwarteng rev...
April 14,2021

FDA & GSA ASSURE OF RESOLVE TO MANAGE DEAD FISH INCIDENT PRUDENTLY

The Food and Drugs Authority and the Ghana Standards Authority have expressed their resolve in ensuring that unwholesome food and food products are neither consumed nor transported in and out of the country.

Officials from the Food and Drug Authority and the Ghana Standards Authority have indicated that they are on top of the task with respect to mitigating any threats to public health while managing the issue of the several fishes that washed ashore some coastal areas in Ghana.

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April 14,2021
ITALIAN WARSHIP BERTHS IN TEMA PORT TO COLLABORATE WITH NAVY IN TACKLING PIRACY SURGE IN GULF OF GUINEA

An Italian warship, Luigi Rizzo with a crew soldiers of about 187, has berthed at the Tema Port to engage the Ghana Navy in a collaborative exercise aimed at curbing the growing activities of pirates off the Gulf of Guinea.

According to statistics, piracy off the Gulf of Guinea, shot up to over 200 cases in 2020, with most of these cases being kidnapping and demand for ransom, making the area a haven for pirates.

In view of this, the Italian Navy which has been patrolling and ...
April 07,2021

GHANA TO LEVERAGE ON NATIONAL EXPORT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY, OTHERS TO IMRPOVE INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE – GEPA CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Exports Promotion Authority, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare has described the 18% intra-African trade of Ghana’s total exports as woefully inadequate.

According to the CEO of GEPA, who was speaking at the Graphic Business & Stanbic Bank Breakfast Meeting in Accra, cross-sector initiatives that are currently ongoing will ensure that Ghana’s activity with respect to trading with other African countries sees tremendous improvement.

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April 07,2021

GOVERNMENT RESOLVED TO IMPROVE TRADE FINANCING FOR BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN GHANA

Government has indicated its resolve to embark on initiatives towards improving trade financing and access to credit for the Ghanaian business community. The aim is to boost the nation’s capacity for large scale trading in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

In a speech delivered on his behalf at the Graphic Business & Stanbic Bank Breakfast Meeting in Accra Tuesday, March 30, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanteng said this would bolster existing...
April 07,2021