Promote international trade and investment

Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
• Promote the Made-in-Ghana (MiG) policy, value addition and seek marketing opportunities within Africa and beyond (SDG Targets 2.3, 9.3, 17.11) • Pursue pragmatic measures to remove bottlenecks along the entire supply chain of exports, including addressing port capacity issues, transport links, finance, trade facilitation, port and market access issues • (SDG Targets 17.10, 17.12) • Restructure the operations of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and implement the National Export Strategy (SDG Target 17.11) • Pursue the objectives of ECOWAS, including the rapid establishment of an ECOWAS regional market • Promote the effective implementation of the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and remove bottlenecks (SDG Targets 2.b, 17.10, 17.12) • Facilitate the adoption and implementation of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) (SDG Target 17.12) • Pursue the objectives of the African Union (AU) and create the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) (SDG Target 17.12) • Pursue measures to take full advantage of multilateral trade agreements such as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) initiative of the US government, and the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) (SDG Target 17.10) • Provide support to stakeholder organizations in export promotion o Exploring and expanding local and external markets for cultural goods and services and creating a niche for indigenous cultural products from the sub region and the continent o Facilitating access to credit o Supporting sub regional festivals, art fairs and other artist’s programmes to raise the profile of cultural products on the world cultural scene
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
• Strong framework, regulations and institutions for promoting Ghanaian culture • Good appreciation of national culture • Good governance regime for emerging areas in the creative and cultural industries
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
About USD $172,491.078.82 in 2019
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Artists Alliance Gallery
Private Sector
Ghana Culture Forum comprising 88+ artistic groups and associations
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
• Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
Public Sector
• Ministry of Trade and Industry
Public Sector
• Ministry of Finance
Public Sector
• Ministry of Business Development
Public Sector
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 
Government’s obligations to protect the flow of cultural goods and services should be integrated/factored into the domains of action of the following treaties and agreements: • ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) • AU Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) • African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) • EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) should be restructured to optimize its operational efficiency, improve the supply-side capacity of Ghanaian firms, strengthen links between industrial and trade policies, improve conditions of trade infrastructure, regularize unauthorized entry and exit routes, promote the consumption of made-in-Ghana products and adopt substitution strategies where feasible.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)