UNIDO organizes capacity building on AfCFTA Rules of Origin for SMEs

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) – The Ghana Component of the West Africa Competitiveness Program (WACOMP) organized a two-day training workshop for small and medium-sized enterprises on the theme “Capacity Building on AfCFTA Rules of Origin for SMEs”. 20e – 21st July 2022.

The workshop attracted 83 participants from the cosmetics, cassava, fruits, garments and textiles value chains.

The objective of the training was to build the capacity of WACOMP SMEs in value chains targeted on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and Rules of Origin to enable them to take advantage opportunities offered by the AfCFTA.

Describing their experiences at the workshop, all participants indicated that it was educational, interactive, informative and insightful.

Abednego Brandy Opey, a participant said, “It was difficult to understand the AfCFTA, I hear about it in the media but it is not easy to understand, so the training helped me to really understand what the agreement aims to reach, the right countries to source raw materials and how to go about it, including taking advantage of trade in the African market”

Abigail Amponsah Addy of Hencky Farms, another participant, also said: “I now know what form of partnership I can take advantage of within the AfCFTA and engage in business partnerships that would eventually benefit interested companies in the markets. Africans.

Churchill Kumadey, CEO of Churchwin Trading, said: “I come from Tamale. UNIDO, EU and WACOMP have done a great job in organizing this training on the AfCFTA. It gives especially those of us who work in the manufacturing industry a very good competitive edge and a good start in understanding all the basics we need to trade with other African countries, how to go through the certification process and meet trade requirements. according to the contract.”

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