Ghana customs officers trained in AGOA export documentation

International customs lawyer Jan Forest, a Trade Hub consultant, trained 11 officers of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Customs Division who review export shipments, including under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The February 7 training in the capital Accra covered documents required for entry, invoice requirements, entry summary, recordkeeping, classifications, valuation, origin rules-marking,… Read More

Online course: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and Regional Trade Facilitation Rules and Regulations – English, French, Portuguese

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is organizing an ECOWAS-EU-BMZ-UNITAR online course on “WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement & Regional Trade Facilitation Rules and Regulations” in English, French, and Portuguese. More information In ENGLISH: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement & Regional Trade Facilitation Rules and Regulations Course Dates: October 24 – November 25, 2016… Read More

New business skills mean new equipment and expansion for Ghanaian cereals processor

In April 2016, USAID’s West Africa Trade and Investment Hub organized an agribusiness management and entrepreneurship workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to train 21 female cereal processors from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo in good business management practices. In West Africa, women entrepreneurs often lack negotiation and business management skills. The Trade Hub… Read More

Trade Hub builds capacity of Global Shea Alliance member FIKA-CI in Cote D’Ivoire

A key strategic object of the West Africa Trade and Investment Hub is to build the regional capacity of partners. One example is the collaboration with the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to promote its organizational sustainability and improve service delivery to its membership. The goal of this collaboration is to increase the amount of shea… Read More

Training on best harvest practices completed

428 mango producers and exporters from Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ghana have been trained on best harvest practices. The trainings were part of the Trade Hub’s three country training program to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to standardize and improve mango quality and post-harvest and boost the export of mango in… Read More

Democratized market information services can move trade forward

In Dakar, Mamadou Doudou Fall relies on personal relationships to get prices on meat and livestock in West Africa’s biggest markets. The president of the National Association of Meat and Livestock Professionals in Senegal (ANPROVBS) calls his contacts in Ouagadougou and Niamey’s abattoir markets; when he visits in person the Dakar abattoir livestock market, he meets with traders from Mali to discuss… Read More

Visa approval and AGOA trainings expand West Africa’s trade opportunities

In December 2014 under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the Republic of Guinea received approval for the textile visa that paves the way for local manufacturers to export their goods duty-free to the United States. This streamlined visa process is the result of months of collaboration between the Ministry of Commerce, the AGOA/Trade and Resource Center, the Chamber of Commerce… Read More

Following Trade Hub help, Ghana apparel factory back on track to expand and add jobs

In October 2014, the year-old Dignity/DTRT (Do The Right Thing) Apparel—a Ghanaian-American joint venture—had nearly 600 machines and a workforce of just over 1,000, mostly women. Orders were on the rise, including from one of the largest U.S. clothing wholesalers. From its base in Ghana’s Adjabeng garment enclave, Dignity/DTRT can ship duty and quota-free to… Read More

Trade Hub plans fruitful outcomes during banner mango season

With the mango season in West Africa shaping up to be the best in years, Value Chain Consultant Dr. Patrick Nugawela and Trade Hub Mango Specialist Pamela Okyere completed a 10-day mission in Ghana and Burkina Faso to prioritize this year’s project interventions in the mango sector. They presented the results of this planning exercise… Read More

Ghana joins network of resource centers for regional and global trade

Ghanaian entrepreneurs seeking to export throughout West Africa and beyond have a new source of guidance, training and buyer linkages: a one-stop shop to learn about regional and international trade opportunities, including duty-free ones available under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Launched on March 19, Ghana AGOA/Trade Resource Center (ATRC) is the… Read More

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