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Ghana International Trade Commission (GITC) Complaint/Petition System

The objective of the GITC Act 926 is to promote and enhance the competitiveness of the local private sector and contribute to making Ghana the Industrial hub of the sub-region.

The GITC would provide for the regulation of international trade in Ghana in conformity with the rules and regulations of the World Trade system.
It will  ensures fairness, efficiency, transparency and objectivity in the application of measures affecting international trade and the use of world trade measures

The GITC would enquire into and determine complaints by the private sector in relation to safeguarding measures, subsidization of imported products by foreign governments, dumping of imported products in the domestic market and tariff adjustments.
For GITC to assist your organisation/company regarding the above-mentioned issues, kindly click the download button to get access to the complaint form.
Please send all completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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South African Business Delegation to Visit Ghana

The South African High Commission will be hosting a delegation of 26 companies from South Africa in sectors such as Automotive, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics, Steel & Metal Fabrication, Energy, Construction products, ICT, Electro Technical, Agro Processing (Wine), Medical Devices, Mining and Capital Equipment.

Programme for this mission will include a Business Seminar, Business to Business Meetings and Project Visits from 27th March to 29th March 2019 at the Labadi Beach Hotel.

 

Please contact Mr. Stephen Kotey for more information and confirmation of your participation. 

 

Stephen Kotey

Marketing Officer

South African High Commission

PO Box TF 298

Trade Fair, La - Accra, Ghana

Mobile: +233 249 113 750

             +233 544 330 168

Office:  +233 302 740 450

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PEF ADVOCATES COMMON PLATFORM FOR PERMIT ACQUISITIONS

 

 

In addressing the delays encountered in acquiring permits by private businesses, the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) has recommended a single platform where all services pertaining to permits and certificates would be offered.

In an interview at a one-day workshop to validate draft Service Delivery Charters of selected regulatory agencies on Wednesday in Accra, the President of PEF, Nana Osei Bonsu said following the completion draft Service Delivery Charter, businesses will be able to acquire permits and other relevant documents faster and easier.

Currently, most private businesses face a major issue of permit acquisition delays which stifles their productivity.

According to the Federation, businesses suffer unnecessary deferrals in the acquisition of permits, licenses and certificates, where in some cases, processes that should be completed in a week took several months to complete.

Bonsu observed that it’s not only because these agencies don’t want to do the job, but due to they being constrained by the access to adequate logistics.

“It is disruptive to business, said Osei Bonsu. “So if we have a common platform for all of the agencies and we have an IT system where businesses can do licensing from the comfort of their homes and pay the requisite fee into a bank account, it would reduce the interface between people.”

“Once you reduce that, you reduce the option or opportunity for somebody to demand for money or from extorting money from private businesses, he stated.

Delays among other obstacles associated with the acquisition of permits, licenses and certificates add to the cost of doing business.

“If the system was efficient and you could do it from home you would not have to interface with anybody. So, we are looking at the efficiency and the delivery of this service based upon the charges that the agencies themselves have put together.” He said.

 

Africa Automation Fair 2019

Africa Automation Fair is the premier focused platform for the Automation and Smart Control Industry in Africa; working closely with industry associations including the Industrial Instrumentation Group (IIG) Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) and Technews Publishing making it the leading event in the African market.

Discover the latest innovations in Industrial Automation together with technologies that emerge from Industry 4.0. at the second edition of the Connected Industries Conference, experience the advanced connected industries of the future.

With the growing scope of the show and changes in the industry, the 2019 exhibition will see the inclusion of IIoT, Industry 4.0, AI, VR, Robotics, Disruptive Technologies and an expanding focus on Infosecurity to name a few.

Date:
4 – 6 June 2019 – Tue | Wed |Thur

 

Venue:
Ticketpro Dome, Northgate, Johannesburg

 

Register online for free entry to the Fair

 

Why Africa Automation Fair 2019

If you are thinking about the following then you need to be at Africa Automation Fair 2019

  • Technical assistance
  • Interoperability of components
  • Are you keeping up with Industry 4.0
  • Is Africa ready for digital transformation
  • Is Education Keeping Up With Industry 4.0
  • Does Industry 4.0 help my business? How?
  • Do you  have the required  skills and education
  • Embrace  Industry 4.0 or risk being  left behind
  • Making Sense of and Making Progress with Industry 4.0
  • Are you using your technology to the best of its abilities?
  • Looking to reduce downtime, improve product quality or streamline asset maintenance

Africa Automation Fair Value Proposition

 

  • All the key players on one floor enables you to compare products, technologies and solutions
  • Discover ways automation can benefit you and when and how to integrate it
  • Find solutions and innovations to current challenges within Automation
  • Connected Industries Conference - Spotlight on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the impact it will have on the South African economy
  • Industry skills and knowledge - There is no better place to grow your business using knowledge gained on the show floor
  • 3 free Workshops to get access to product education and skills
  • Our exhibitors showcase the latest technologies and innovations which allows you to keep up to date with the latest trends
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities

PROCOLOMBIA BICENTENNIAL BUSINESS MATCHMAKING FORUM- BOGOTA 2019

The Colombian National Trade Office, ProColombia, will be organizing the Bicentennial edition of the Business Matchmaking Forum, to be held in Bogota, from April 03 to 05, 2019.

The event is expected to bring together more than 3,000 entrepreneurs, exporters, buyers and business people from various countries around the world.

The Business Matchmaking Forum is one of the most important commercial actions of ProColombia, which is part of the strategy to take advantage of the Free Trade Agreements, diversifying the markets and promoting the exports of Colombian companies.

 

The Colombian Supply with internationalization potential includes:

·       Agribusiness,

·       Metal-mechanics

·       Chemicals

·       Industries 4.0 and

·       Apparel and Accessories

 

The International commercialization companies called to attend the Bicentennial business matchmaking forum are:

·       Distributors (foreign Buyer who buys Colombian  products  and  sells  them abroad to a retailer).

·       Retail (large retail companies that the exporter might contact directly).

·       E-commerce (companies that sell directly to the final consumer and/or companies doing business with other through an online platform).

·       Public purchases (companies that belong or do business with the Government).

 

This forum will provide participants with the opportunity to prearrange their agenda, selecting from more than 3,000 Colombian companies that will be attending the forum. The forum also offers flexibility, competitiveness and quality from Colombian exporters. Additionally, the existing Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Colombia has established a 0% rate on imports allowing additional ease of doing business.

 

ProColombia invites interested members of the Ghanaian Business Community to register to participate as a Buyer by 14th February 2019, through the weblink below, and schedule business appointments with the Colombian exporters:

https://www.macrorruedasprocolombia.co/macrorruedabicentenario/index.php?p=buscar_empresa_bdd_consolidada&te=comp

If a Buyer's registration is successful and confirmed, ProColombia will provide a refund of up to USD $1,000.00 per company/organization, towards the international return flight ticket of the Buyer. Costs of hotel accommodation and other expenses will be borne by the Buyer.

 

For further information, kindly contact the Embassy on 0302 798701/2, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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