3 Trade Days to bring Ghanaian business closer to Europe
European consumers are interested in Ghanaian products and Ghanaian businesses are interested in selling on the huge EU market. For that reason, the Ministry of Trade and Industry is organising workshops to inform Ghanaian firms on how to export to the EU.
The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest single market. With 503 million people and more than 25% of the world’s GDP, it is a good target for any business. Besides, Ghanaian firms enjoy preferential conditions that allow them not to pay duties when entering the EU market. This makes Ghanaian products more competitive and more interesting for European buyers.
Despite these advantageous trade opportunities, Ghanaians do not export as much as they can - our food and textile firms can increase and diversify their exports to Europe even more. To help tackling this, the Ministry of Trade and industry (MoTI) via the Trade Related Assistance & Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE) will organise 3 workshops to explain to businesses how to access the EU market.
In just one day, firms can learn:
- What is the EU market and how does it work?
- Which certificates do I need?
- How much will it cost me?
- How can I pay less by using the Economic Partnership Agreement, the Common External tariff or the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme?
The Trade Days include:
- How to export fresh food to the EU – in Accra on 9 June
- How to export processed food to the EU – in Takoradi on 16 June
- How to export textiles to the EU – in Kumasi on 23 June
Background: The Trade Related Assistance & Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE) Funded by the European Union, TRAQUE aims at offering continuous support to MoTI in private sector development, trade facilitation and capacity building with special attention to capacity issues in industrial strategy and post Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). TRAQUE is under the contracting authority of the Ministry of Finance and implemented by MoTI with support of an international technical assistance team provided by Agriconsulting Europe S.A (AESA).