The first trade mission to Ghana has started today organized by Egyptian Chemical & Fertilizers Export Council in cooperation with Egyptian Exporters Association (Expolink) between 11st April and 13th April.
There are 13 companies taking part in the mission working in different sectors of the Egyptian Exporters Association . The mission is headed by Waleed Azab Executive Director at Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council.
He said that mutual meeting would be held today between the Egyptian and Ghanaian companies, adding that meetings with more than 100 companies have been organized. Azab further noted that it’s expected that export contracts of $500,000 will be signed.
The mission comes in light of the CEC’s plan to double exports to Africa, The council’s head Khaled Abo el-Makarem said.
The council, in cooperation with Egypt’s commercial office in Ghana, had prepared detailed studies on the needs of the Ghanaian market as well as those of the African market.
The studies showed that the West African countries, on top of which comes Ghana, are considered promising markets for Egypt’s chemical exports.
Egypt’s current share of Ghana’s chemical imports does not exceed one percent.