Conference Introduction

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION

You are welcome to the 6th edition of the International Single Window Conference and Exhibition from October 3, 2017 - October 5, 2017 being held at Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, the capital city of Ghana.

The African Alliance for Electronic Commerce in collaboration with GCNet, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and other stakeholders, is organizing this Conference and Exhibition with the objectives of deepening Customs Management processes, improving the ease of doing business in Ghana, business competitiveness and enhancing revenue mobilization among key players in the trade industry.

It is under the theme; Trade Facilitation Agreement and e-Commerce development: The Role of Single Window as a Catalyst.

Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan Kyerematen recently noted that 'Trade facilitation is a cornerstone of the government's trade and economic development agenda. We believe it will greatly assist Ghana in reaching our full potential as a leading trading nation, both regionally and globally, to create strong earnings and employment growth within the country'

As the Government of Ghana fully works to capitalise on the implementation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation agreement, the country is positioned as a truly open, transparent and dynamic trading economy.

Ghana therefore has committed to re-double efforts in export development and use the advent of the WTO Agreement to develop new market opportunities and support programmes for trade sectors.