Member Countries in the ECOWAS Sub-Region, can now improve on their trade facilitation without difficulties. This came to light, at the maiden edition of The ECOWAS Industrial Summit, organised here in Accra.
ECOWAS-Member Countries, over the years, have been battling on how to strengthen, their trade relations, and to augment the quality, and volume of commodities, they already trade in.
This has, had a negative impact among some Member Countries, making them unable to compete with other developed Countries.
To this end, the ECOWAS Commission has organised the 1st edition of the ECOWAS Industrial Summit. Its aim is to deliberate and discuss ways on how to improve Industrial Trade Facilitation among ECOWAS Member Countries, on the Continent.
The Summit, brought together, key Players in the Industrial Sector, to share their expertise on how to improve Industrial Trade Facilitation, among Member Countries. Speaking, at the Summit, The Minister Of Trade And Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabbrah said, the Summit was very critical, for the Sub-Region’s economic development.
According, to him, Member Countries, have to harmonise Policies and legislation, to ensure free movement of trade, among Member Countries, without any trade barriers.
On his part, the Vice- President of the Federation of West African Chambers Of Commerce And Industry, Chief Dr. Bassey Edden enumerated some challenges facing the ECOWAS Sub- Region which hitherto had slowed down the Industrial activity in the Region.
Delivering his speech, the President of the Association Of Industries, James Asare Adjei, expressed optimism, for the effective implementation of policies to regulate the Sub-Region.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/Selasi Agbagba/ Francis Adu Gyamfi