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DUTCH EXPORT ACADEMY: All you need to know about the 4th Edition.

The Fourth Edition of the Dutch Export Academy (DEA), an initiative of Ghana Netherlands Business and Cultural Council (GNBCC) in collaboration with MDF West Africa began on 16th February 2023 at the Ghana Innovation Hub. 30 participants from 20 companies in Agri technology, manufacturing and recycling, sustainable packaging, green cosmetics, fresh food, skincare, and handicrafts sectors were selected for this edition.

The Dutch Export Academy forms part of various value-addition interventions the Dutch government has introduced to complement the government of Ghana’s “Ghana beyond aid” agenda and contribute to Private Sector Development. Hence the program was funded by the Dutch government.

The program started with a three-day intensive training conducted by experts from MDF West Africa on various subjects relating to business, finance, exporting, and export readiness.

In order for the entrepreneurs to gain knowledge and insight about the processes involved in standardization and certification, guest speakers from Ghana Standard Authority and Ghana Export Promotion Authority were present to educate and guide the entrepreneurs on how they can promote their products on the international market. For the entrepreneurs to contribute to boosting intra-African trade, a representative from AFCFTA was also invited to discuss the number of benefits and opportunities that they can take advantage of.

For the participants, to have a practical experience on how products are been processed and shipped to the EU market, the group embarked on a series of company visits to gain practical insights into production, packaging, and export logistics.

They made a visit to COMESA’s Ghana Limited, a logistic company that provides customized solutions to Ghanaian manufacturers, growers, importers, and exporters, and also to Blue Skies Company Limited, an experienced company that exports premium quality freshly cut fruit to supermarkets in E

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