ECOWAS launches network for trade promotion organisations

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the ECOWAS Trade Promotion Organisations (TPO) Network.

The body’s first Annual General Assembly was held yesterday in Abuja. It was chaired by its president, Mr Segun Awolowo.

The TPO Network is a public-sector led entity and will partner with the ECOWAS Commission to drive inclusive trade development initiatives within West Africa and beyond.

ECOWAS Commissioner for Trade, Customs and Free Movement Tei Konzi, while inaugurating the body on behalf of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean Claude Kassi Brou, said trade promotion organisations were important in accessing new markets and establishing linkages between local and international businesses. Read More.

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