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Government likely to go solo in IEPA
The Ghana government is likely to tell ECOWAS of its plans to go solo on the signing of the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) when Trade Ministers in the sub-region meet in the country later this month.
Signing EPA will be suicidal - CSOs
A number of Civil Society Organisations in Ghana have painted a bleak picture about the Economic Partnership Agreement, warning the government will be consigning the economy to irretrievable doom, if it signs the pact with the EU.
GNCCI spearheads project to increase trade with neighbours
The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) is spearheading a capacity-building project to increase trade flows between neighboring ECOWAS countries and the European Union.
Brainstorming on breaking trade barriers in West Africa
The subject of trade barriers has been a recurring issue in the country for years. Thus, a forum that emphasised the need for African countries, West African countries in particular, to trade with each other was organised Thursday by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
Employers’ associations deliberate on EPA and regional integration
The Federation of Employers’ Associations of West Africa has organised a capacity building workshop to inform, sensitise and train members on their Annual Operation Plan.
Ghana to sign interim EPA agreement with EU
Ghana will go ahead and sign an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) with the European Union this year following the lack of progress at the ECOWAS level.
Turkey willing to use Ghana as springboard to do business in Africa, says foreign trade minister
Turkey is willing to use Ghana as an operations center for its business deals in the African continent, Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan said on Wednesday.
Çağlayan blames former Turkish ministers for trade ’mistake’
Turkey is offering economic partnership agreements to potential trade partners instead of traditional free trade agreements in an attempt to bypass regulations in its customs union deal with the European Union, a Turkish minister has said.
India asks Ghana to ink bilateral investment safety treaty
India Friday urged Ghana to sign at the earliest a bilateral treaty aimed at protecting and promoting their investments in each other’s territories.
Ghana wins arbitration dispute with German investor
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has, in a landmark ruling, granted an award in favour of Ghana over an arbitration dispute instituted against her on September 24, 2007 by a German investment company, Gustav F. W. Hamester.
ActionAid lauds Ghana for declining EPA
ActionAid has lauded Ghana as it pledged its support to the nation for not signing the Economic Partnership Agreement, a trade partnership agreement between EU and African/Caribbean countries.
Ghana to sign EPA in October
Ghana may be compelled to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement in its current form come October if discussions on the agreements are not finally concluded by ECOWAS.
Ghana endorses EPA in October
Trade and Industry Minister Hannah Tetteh says Ghana will trade only in goods under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) – contrary to suggestions the country would also be trading in services.
Mills criticises Economic Partnership Agreement
The President, John Evans Atta Mills has criticised certain clauses in the Draft Economic Partnership Agreement claiming it is meant to allow European countries dump their cheap and highly subsidised goods and services on Ghana.
Report: Plummeting profits drive tomato farmers to suicide
With cross-border price-undercutting, mounting debt and a lack of buyers, many tomato farmers in Ghana’s Upper East Region are turning to suicide. Yet with European Union Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) currently being negotiated, West African markets are about to be flooded with heavily subsidised EU products
West Africa: Don’t Conclude Regional EPA in June 2009 -Gapto
Members of the Ghana Agricultural Producers and Traders Organisation (GAPTO) have called on the governments of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) not to conclude the Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with European Union (EU) in June, this year.
Regional EPA due in June
A regional Economic Partnership Agreement encompassing the West African region is expected to be signed later this year as negotiations are far advanced for a draft agreement in June 2009, and subsequently a full pact by the end of the year, the outgoing Head of the EU Delegation to Ghana has hinted.
France To Maintain Official Development Assistance To Ghana
Despite the global financial turmoil, the government of France will continue to provide its official development assistance to Ghana.
"Don’t Sign EPAs"
Trade sector advocacy bodies such as the Ghana Trade Livelihood Coalition and Actionaid Ghana as well as some civil society groups have renewed their call on government not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the European Union.
Ghana: Farmers say EPAs would destroy livelihoods
Instead of signing the EPAs, Mr. Amoak would like to see his government implement measures to keep foreign rice out of the country.