The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has held its third and final workshop to formulate a new National Export Development Strategy following the expiry of the existing National Export Strategy (NES), which was formulated and launched in 2012 for implementation within a five-year period.
This is expected to enhance Ghana’s effective participation within the multilateral trading system so as to also increase revenues from non-traditional export.
Addressing participants on behalf of the CEO of GEPA at the opening session of the 3rd National Export Development Strategy Formulation workshop in Oyarifa, a deputy CEO of GEPA, Mr Samuel Dentu, explained that this new strategy is aimed at updating and realigning the previous national export strategy (NES) with current government policies and key programs such as the 1D1F and other laudable initiatives.
He added that since Ghana has been selected as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area the National Export Development Strategy will prescribe measures to enable Ghana to take advantage of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area.
According to him, the country must take advantage of market opportunities for the benefit of all.
The 3-day workshop is being attended by participants drawn from parliament, exporters associations, academia, private sector, government and representatives from civil society organisations.
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