The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has organised an Exporters Forum in Ho to develop cohesive solutions between public agencies and private exporters to smoothen operations.
The Forum served as a critical platform for airing pressing trade facilitation issues.
The Tema Branch Manager of the Authority, Mr Charles Sey, underscored the need to create an enabling environment for competitive exports to boost Ghana’s industrialisation agenda.
Among key issues highlighted were inefficient clearance processes, warehouse shortages in stock output and a lack of export-focused financial products that stymie the sector.
Participants also cited global supply chain disruptions coupled with limited adoption of trade digitalisation as major pain points.
Mr. Paul Mensah, CEO of Mass Logistics, delved into pragmatic strategies for reducing shipping-related costs that nibble at export revenues.
The GSA has ramped up national trade facilitation efforts through such fora to crystallise measures to address exporters’ contemporary needs. The sessions advanced ideas on enhancing trade ecosystems to nurture export success and position Ghana as an attractive country.
The Forum is a call for all responsible authorities to render vigorous support to unlock the export capability of Ghanaian enterprises.
Richard Aniagyei, ISD