What does the mixed economy offer

Starting shot for the German-Ghanaian mixed economic commission

For the first time, a mixed economic commission with a country from sub-Saharan Africa is taking place in Berlin today: The Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Thomas Bareiß, receives a high-ranking delegation from Ghana to the first meeting of the German-Ghanaian mixed economic commission. The Ghanaian delegation is led by Alan Kyerematen, Minister for Trade and Industry.

The Mixed Economic Commission creates a forum for exchange between government representatives from both countries and companies already active in Ghana or interested in Ghana. It offers access to high-ranking German and Ghanaian decision-makers.

Thomas Bareiß: “Ghana is one of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world. In the Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Ghana has the best placement of all countries in West Africa. It is a country with a lot of potential for German companies. With the Mixed Economic Commission we are contributing to more trade and investment by German companies in Ghana. "

Ghana is a participating country in the G20 Compact with Africa, a reform partner country of the German government and a pilot country for the BMWi's Africa business network. Bilateral trade between Germany and Ghana amounted to 625 million euros in 2018 and increased by around 30 percent compared to 2017. Important German import goods from Ghana are mainly cocoa and other cocoa products.

The 10 specific measures taken by the Federal Ministry of Economics to strengthen economic cooperation with Africa can be found here (PDF, 219 KB).