What is the role of GEPA in Ghana’s Export Trade?

Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is the National Export Trade Support Institution, facilitating the development and promotion of Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports.

It was established by NLCD 369 in 1969 as an agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry with the mandate to develop and promote Ghanaian exports. The focus of GEPA has primarily been to diversify Ghana’s export base from the traditional export products of Gold, Cocoa Beans, Timber Logs and Lumber and Electricity. Currently, there are over 383 different non-traditional Export products categorized into Agricultural, Processed/semi Processed and Handicrafts.

GEPA is positioned in the national export system as a coordinating pivot for the various public and private sector trade agencies involved in trade development and facilitation.