The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has put key strategies in place to increase its market share on the export market and attract foreign exchange into the country.
It is currently supporting non-traditional commodities such as cashew, pineapple, okra, mango, vegetables, shea butter, chili pepper, yam and general agricultural produce for export.
Proceeds from the Non-Traditional Exports (NTEs) have averaged $2.53 billion over the last few years although the potential for an increase in the numbers exists.
Already, the GEPA has commenced the processes of formulating a 10-year National Export Development Strategy (NEDS) from 2019 to 2028 aimed at enhancing Ghana’s effective participation in the multilateral trading system.
It is also to enable the country to take maximum advantage of market opportunities in the short, medium and long terms.