October 22, 2020

Empowering Ghanaian Businesses to Harness the benefits of the AfCFTA under the framework of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS)

Stakeholders in the public and private sector have been engaged in vibrant discussions bordering on the theme for the 2-day National Conference on the Implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement at the Accra International Conference Centre from October 20 – 21, 2020.

The National Conference was organised by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) the National AfCFTA Coordination Office, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECA) with the kind partnership of Stanbic Bank and ABSA Bank.

Themed “Empowering Ghanaian Businesses to harness the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement under the framework of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS)”, panel discussions for both days centred on the following:

  • An overview of the National Export Development Strategy
  • Analysing the AfCFTA Market Potential
  • Operational requirements for effective Trading under AfCFTA
  • Harnessing the Benefits of AfCFTA by Ghanaian Businesses
  • Frameworks for Operationalizing AfCFTA in Ghana
  • Exporting to Africa under the AfCFTA by Ghanaian Businesses, Opportunities & Challenges
  • AfCFTA and the Sustainable  Development Goals(SDGs)

Sections of the National Export Development Strategy document were a consistent feature in several of the Q&A sessions. We will be sharing excerpts of the strategy to enable our stakeholders appreciate its contents and how individuals can each play their roles for effective implementation.

Find an abridged version of the NEDS HERE

 

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