How can I obtain information on foreign regulations, standards or certification required for my product?

Export products must conform to the health and safety standards of the target market. In Ghana, information on standards can be obtained from:

  • Ghana Standards Authority
  • Food and Drugs Authority
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Information can also be found online at:

  • Codex Alimentaris of FAO

    Detailed information on production and processing guidelines for the food industry.
  • GlobeFish

    An FAO initiative, GlobeFish provides information and links to quality standards, and regulations pertaining to labelling, processing and shipping.
  • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

    Provides information on all national organisations linked to ISA, and how to apply ISO standards to various products.
  • PackInfo-World from the World Packaging Organisation (WPO)

    Information on packaging norms and standards.

Information on pre-shipment inspection of your exports can be obtained by contacting:

  • Cotecna Inspection SA
    O. Box C2212, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana, Tel : (233-302) 775 698, 302 007
  • Inchcape Testing Services Int.
    O. Box 199, Accra, Ghana Tel: (233-302) 772 072
  • SGS Ghana Ltd.
    O. Box 732, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233-302) 773994-5
    Fax: (233-21) 739 986

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