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Ghana - National AGOA Strategy

The Ghana Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has taken the opportunity to develop a new strategic approach for utilizing Ghana’s preferential market access to the United States markets, extended by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which was renewed last year through 2025 by an act of the United States Congress.

The approach has taken on board the advice offered by Brookings Institute, and the United States General Accountability Office (USGAO) about the importance of developing a strategic approach for utilizing AGOA.

This strategy document is the end product of intensive collaboration between Senior MOTI Officials and a team of expert consultants fielded by USAID|Ghana.

Author Dexis Consulting Group
Publish Date 04 November 2016
Download D ghana AGOA strategy Size: 2 MB

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