Canada to send trade mission to Ghana early 2013

Ms. Hannah Tetteh – Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry

The Canadian government says it will send a trade mission to Ghana by early 2013.

The mission will be led by the country’s Minister of International Trade, Honourable Ed Fast, according to a statement issued by the North American country October 16, 2012.

Hon. Fast is expected to be accompanied by Canadian companies in the extractive and infrastructure sectors.

The main priority of the trip is to deepen the trade and investment ties between the two countries.

The mission, according to the statement will make a similar trip to Nigeria.

Since being appointed to the international trade portfolio, Mr Fast has led a number of trade missions, including to Brazil, Russia, India and China, also known as the “BRIC” economies.

Canada’s numerous trade and investment initiatives in Africa include negotiations toward a free trade agreement with Morocco and multiple foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs) with African countries, such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia and Zambia.

By Ekow Quandzie

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