The Federation of Associations of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) was formed on the 15 April 1992, to respond to the long Felt need for a unified, strong and credible organisation to serve as an advocate of the private sector in exports. The formation of FAGE was also viewed as a means to addressing problems and weaknesses affecting exports development at the firm level.
The establishment of FAGE resulted from the efforts of several export product associations with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Ghana (GOG) acting through the Ministry of Finance (MOF). Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) and the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA). The Federation, which is registered under the company’s code of Ghana. (Act 179, 1963) operates as a not-for-profit organisation. FAGE’s mandate is to support the growth of the private sector in non-traditional export (NTE’s) through the provision of a portfolio of business solutions.
Non-traditional exports are goods and services exported from Ghana other than cocoa, gold and other mineral resources in their raw state. Unprocessed timber and electricity.
The range of NTE’s includes fruits, vegetables and other agricultural produce, food items, handicraft products, clothing, textiles and other manufactured items