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Departments and Agencies Under the Ministry of Trade and Industry are listed below:

  1. Ghana Standards Authority
  2. Ghana Export Promotion Council
  3. Ghana Free Zone Board
  4. Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited
  5. Ghana National Procurement Agency Limited
  6. Ghana Heavy Equipment Limited
  7. Rural Enterprises Project, Ghana
  8. The National Board for Small Scale Industries
  9. GRATIS Foundation
  10. Gateway Secretariat


Ghana Standards Authority

Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is a National Standards Body. It supports the National Quality Infrastructure

Its mission is to contribute towards the strengthening of the economy of Ghana and towards the enhancement of the quality of life for all her people through promotion of standardization.

GSB provides the following services:

  • National Standards development and dissemination;
  • Testing Services;
  • Inspection Services;
  • Product Certification scheme;
  • Calibration, Verification and Inspection of weights, measures and weighing and measuring instruments;
  • Pattern approval of new weighing and measuring instruments;
  • Destination inspection of imported High-risk goods;
  • Promoting Quality Management Systems in Industry;
  • Advising the Ministry of Trade and Industry on standards and related issues.

For more information click here to access their website: Ghana Standards Authority

Ghana Export Promotion Council

The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) has the sole responsibility to develop and promote exports of non-traditional products. These involve the provision of technical assistance at the enterprise level in production, marketing and training and general advisory services as well as participation in export finance committees and other fora aimed at creating an enabling environment for non-traditional export expansion.

GEPC’s mission is enhancing the export performance of the Ghanaian economy through provision of premium quality promotional and business support services to the export community.

GEPC is to ensure that export trade contributes to economic growth through increased and sustainable production and competitive export market access.

Website of GEPC:

For more information click here to access their website:Ghana Export Promotion Council


Ghana Free Zone Board


The GFZB was established on 31st August, 1995 by an Act of Parliament to enable the establishment of free zones in Ghana for the promotion of economic development, to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones and for related purposes.

For more information, click here to access their website: Ghana Free Zone Board


Website of GNPA:

For more information click here to their website:  Ghana National Procurement Agency Limited



Ghana Heavy Equipment Ltd

Ghana Heavy Equipment Ltd.(GHEL) is a Limited Liability Company wholly owned by the Government of Ghana. Until June 1995 when it was incorporated, it was the Heavy Equipment Division of the then Ghana National Trading Corporation.(GNTC).

The main business has been in sales and services of earth – moving equipment and agricultural machinery which spans over three decades. Until recently, GHEL was the sole Distributor of Komatsu earth – moving equipment GHEL have contributed immensely to the development of the country through the distribution of equipment, mining and agricultural industries.

Website of GHEL:

For more information click here to their website:  Ghana Heavy Equipment Ltd



Rural Enterprises Project, Ghana

Rural Enterprise Project was setup to contribute to the development of competitive rural micro and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) in participating districts backed by good quality, relevant and sustainable support services.


For more information click here to their website: Rural Enterprises Project, Ghana

The National Board for Small Scale Industries

NBSSI is the apex governmental body for the promotion and development of the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) sector in Ghana. It was established in 1985 by an Act of the Parliament of the Third Republic of Ghana because the government viewed the sector as having the potential to contribute substantially to reducing the high unemployment rate and to the growth of the economy of Ghana.

The long-term goal is for MSEs to maximize their contribution to the country’s economic and social development with respect to production, income distribution and employment and the closer integration of women and people in rural areas within the national economy.

The following objectives guide the operations of NBSSI:

  • To contribute to the creation of an enabling environment for the development of small-scale enterprises.
  • To contribute to the development of an entrepreneurial culture in Ghana.
  • To facilitate access to credit for small enterprises.
  • To provide non-financial support for sustainable small-scale enterprise development.
  • To facilitate the growth of enterprise sector associations.
  • The activities of NBSSI fall into two broad categories: financial and non-financial services.


GRATIS Foundation

GRATIS Foundation evolved out of the Ghana Regional Appropriate Technology Industrial Service (GRATIS) Project, which was established by the Government of Ghana in 1987and mandated to promote small-scale industrialisation in Ghana. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->To accomplish this mandate, GRATIS established Intermediate Technology Transfer Units (ITTUs) now designated Regional Technology Transfer Centres (RTTCs) in nine regions of Ghana to transfer appropriate technologies to small-scale industrialists through training, manufacturing and the supply of machine tools, plants and equipment.

GRATIS co-ordinates the activities and provides backstopping to its network of RTTCs and also supports the activities of the pioneer ITTU established in 1980 at the Suame in the Ashanti Region by the technology Consultancy Centre (TCC) of the  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).


For more information click here to their website:  GRATIS Foundation


Gateway Secretariat


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