Validation Workshop to Launch the ‘Digitizing Global Trade’ project in Ghana

September 2021

The Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ghana Export Promotion Authority and Ghana Revenue Authority validated the ‘Digitizing Global Trade’ (DGT) initiative during a workshop on 3 September 2021.

The DGT project in Ghana aims at simplifying and digitising the export procedures and documentary requirements for selected perishable goods (pineapples, mangos, yam and fresh chillies). The project builds on the National Export Development Strategy published in October 2020 by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. This strategy aims to improve the business and regulatory environment for export.

Over the next two years, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will jointly implement activities with the public and private sector. Simplification and digitisation will strengthen pre-departure processes. In addition, the project provides general capacity building and specific trainings for SMEs and women businesses to foster compliance and improve the trade opportunities for all.

DPDHL and GIZ are working together within the framework of the funding programme develoPPP,  which the GIZ implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ).

Next to Ghana, the DGT initiative also implements projects in Cambodia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Montenegro and Rwanda.