Trade and Export Agencies

Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited
Ghana Trade fair Company (GTFC) Limited formerly the Ghana Trade Fair Authority (FTFA) is an autonomours self-financing state-owned enterprise, estatblished by PNDC Law (215) 1989. GTFC is administratively responsible to the now Ministry of Trade and Industry. The fairs and exhibitions organised by GTFC are noted for their high standards.

Ghana Export Promotion Council
The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) has the sole responsibility to develop and promote exports of non-traditional products. These involve the provision of technical assistance at the enterprise level in production, marketing and training and general advisory services as well as participation in export finance committees and other fora aimed at creating an enabling environment for non-traditional export expansion.

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Ghana National Procurement Agency Limited
The Ghana National Procurement Agency Limited formerly the Ghana National Procurement Agency (GNPA) was set up in 1976 and is primarily charged with purchasing in bulk either within or outside such goods as may be designated from time to time by the Minister of Trade and Industry. Such items include, rice, sugar, coking oil etc.

GNPA has revised its corporate plan and mission statement as a result of the changing competitive environment of business and will now engage in exports of non-traditional goods, and work towards Export House Status.

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Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE)
The Federation of Assocaition of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) is a private, non-governmental organization of Ghanaian exporters and importers associations. Membership comprises of over 2,500 exporting firms ina range of sectors, including agriculture, seafood, crafts, timber, textiles, minerals, and industrial materials. The primary goal of FAGE is to be the premier provider of technical and information services to facilitate transactions betwwen Ghanaian firms and their global partners.

Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)
The Assocation of Ghana Industries is a non-profit voluntary business association with about 500 members - large, medium and small industries operating in all parts of Ghana. Member companies of the Association, from the private and the public sector, account for the majority of the nation's industrial output.

The AGI's objectives include:

Studies, supports and influences legislative or other measures which are considered favourable for industry and oppose those which are considered inimical to the growth of industry. Considers all issues connected with industry in Ghana and presents the views and suggestions of industry to Government and all stakeholders. Delivers quality services to member-companies, particularly small and medium scale interprises to bring about improvement in their performance.

Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) in its present form, was established on 8th November, 1961 under an act of Parliament (Executive Instrument No. 196) following the amalgmation of the then four existing Chambers of Commerce. The Executive Instrument was amended by Legislative Instrument No 611 of 1968 to streamline some of the internal structurs of the chamber. The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an association of business operators,firms and industries set up to promote commercial and industrial interests in the country.

Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF)
The Private Enterprise Foundation is an unbrella private sector body devoted to the orderly and healthy development of the private sector in Ghana through advocay and promotion. In the discharge of this responsibility PEF is involved in policy dialogue to ensure that policies favour the smooth growth of the private sector.

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Timber Export Development Board
The Timber Export Development Board (TEDB) now Timber Export Development Division (TEDD) of the Forestry Commission was established under PNDC Law 123, 1985 to undertake export promotion and development, compilation and dissemination of market information and publication of jounals as well as periodicals for the timber industry in Ghana.

For further enquiries contact:
Timber Export Development Board
P. O. Box 515 Takoradi
Tel: +233-31-29216
Fax: +233-31-2336/ 2339

Forestry Commission
P. O. Box M 434, Accra, Ghana
Tel: 233-21-675736/ 221315
Fax: 233-21-7012405

Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited
The Precious Minerals Marketing Company (PMMC) Limited buys and sells precious minerals such as diamonds and gold. To develope and add value to the jewellery industry in ghana, the PMMC does manufacture jewllery mainly in Traditional African designs.

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Ghana Cocoa Board
The Ghana Cocoa Board, Cocobod, is a statutory public board. It is central administrative body of the institutions and organizations concerned with various operating and servicing aspects of the Ghana cocoa industry. Cocobod has been one of the most useful public organisations ever to be set up by government and people of Ghana, as far as the recorede histrory of the nation.

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The Minerals Commission
The Minerals Commission (MINCOM) is the main promotional and regulatory agency in the minerals sector in Ghana. Under the Constitution and Act 450, MINCOM is responsible for the regulation and management of the mineral resources of Ghana and the coordination of policies in relation to minerals. Commission Law (1986)

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