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The country possesses numerous regulatory bodies. The financial sector is overseen by the Bank of Ghana, whilst the Ghana Free Zones Board enables the establishment of free zones in the country for the promotion of economic development and to provide for the regulation of activities in free zones. The National Labour Commission aims to develop and regulate harmonious industrial relations and promote co-operation in the labour market. Other notable regulatory bodies include the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Commission on Culture and the National Petroleum Authority.

Ghana is a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Ghana Standards Board (GSB) is the national standards body that promotes standardisation for the improvement of quality of goods, services and sound management practices in industries and public institutions in Ghana.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) formerly the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) was established in August 1997 under the Food and Drugs Law, 1992 (PNDCL 305B). It is the National Regulatory Authority mandated by the public Health Act, 2012 (Act 851) to regulate food, drugs, food supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines, veterinary medicines, cosmetics, medical devices, household chemical substances, tobacco and tobacco products.

The Government of the Republic of Ghana has taken the decision to phase out Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) and to implement a Destination Inspection Scheme. Mandated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry(MOTI) regulated by the Export and Import Act, 1995 (Act 503) Export and Import (Amendment) Act, 2000.

Appointed companies are:

  • Gateway Services Limited (GSL) - Cotecna
  • BIVAC International Ghana Limited
  • Ghana Link Network Services Limited
  • Inspection Control Services Limited
  • Webb Fontaine (Gh) Limited

For contact information, please see the following links: 

4.1 Ghana Government Contact List

4.3 Ghana Laboratory and Quality Testing Company Contact List