Ghana is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a signatory to the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement that replaced the Lomé Convention, a trade and assistance agreement between the European Union and 46 former European colonies and dependencies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (the ACP group). Ghana has an Interim Economic Partnership (EPA) agreement with the EU which, once implemented, will allow duty- and quota-free access to the European market. Ghana is also entitled to duty-free access to the U.S. market under the U.S. Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Ghana has ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and hosts the AfCFTA secretariat. The country is also an important member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements to which that country belongs, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources that allow U.S. companies to get more information about how they can use these agreements. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required, under the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement, to notify the WTO of technical rules and compliance assessment procedures that could affect trade. Notify U.S. (www.nist.gov/notifyus) is a free, web-based e-mail registration service that collects important information on draft regulations and compliance assessment procedures and provides useful information for verification and feedback.
Users receive personalized electronic notifications when new notifications are added by certain countries or countries and areas of interest, and can also request full regulatory texts. This service and its website are managed and operated by the WTO TBT Inquiry Point, which is located within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. . Place the mouse on an argument number in the table below to see the title of the dispute. Click on the discord number to access a page with detailed information about this dispute. You`ll find the explanation and background in the TPR gateway.