Ghana has been elected to occupy one of the five Vice Chair positions of the Executive Council of the African Alliance for e-Commerce for the next four years. The election took place at the Eighth General Assembly of the African Alliance for e-Commerce (AACE) and 14th Executive Committee Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. Cameroon and Kenya are to assume the Chair and Presidency of the Executive Committee and General Assembly respectively.
The Executive Council and Annual General Meeting provided a platform for Single Window operators in Africa to share experiences, challenges and discuss strategies to speed up the implementation processes in their various countries with the Trade Facilitation Agreement as the bedrock.
Panellists at this year’s AACE Executive Council meeting rallied global support to address challenges such as lack of political will, streamlining processes of SW operations, the regulatory framework, and changes in the scope of operation while implementation is ongoing. The AACE also pledged to support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement whilst funding and sustaining the SW business model.
The AACE is the umbrella body for Single Window Operators in Africa and organises the International Single Window Conference and Exhibition annually to create a knowledge-sharing platform for other AACE members to share their experiences.