Non-traditional exporters urged to comply with specifications

Miss Ursula Yeboah, Export Development Officer at the Western Regional Office of the Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC), on Wednesday called on exporters of non-traditional commodities to comply with specifications of their clients.

He told the GNA in an interview that failure to comply would result in their products being rejected and exporters whose products are rejected would have to bear the cost of their shipment back home.

Miss Yeboah said a product could be of high quality and still be rejected because the packaging did not meet the requirements of clients.

She said the council was mandated to find markets for exporters but exporters themselves would have to come together and push for appreciable prices for their products.

Miss Yeboah said some of the non-traditional commodities exported from the region included wood products, palm kernel oil, fish products, charcoal produced from compressed sawdust, handicraft and batik tie and dye.

She said the products are usually exported to European Union and ECOWAS countries, the US and Asia.

Source: GNA

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