Ghana

Ghana has around 2.6 million hectares of forest reserves dedicated to timber production, and an additional 2 million hectares of crop land that also produce timber. The country also has 500 000 hectares of unreserved forests. The forest sector is the fourth largest contributor to Ghana's GDP.

Ghana has a strong reputation for innovation in timber processing, making products particularly suited to the European market. Around a third of Ghana's timber exports are sent to the EU.

Ghana has ratified a VPA with the EU, and is developing the systems needed to control, verify and license legal timber.

For more information, visit the Ghana FLEGT VPA website.

 

 

Voluntary Partnership Agreement status

  • VPA entry into force: 1 December 2009
  • VPA signed: 19 November 2009
  • VPA agreed: 4 September 2008
  • Negotiations started: March 2007


News from Ghana

Visit the Ghana media room to keep up to date.

More information

Download documents

  • Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Ghana (EN ES FR

Aide Memoires

  • 1st Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 2nd Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 3rd Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 4th Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 5th Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 6th Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 7th Ghana-EU Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]
  • 17 November 2016: Technical session of the Joint Monitoring and Review Mechanism meeting [PDF]

Annual reports

  • Implementing the Ghana–EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Annual Progress Report 2009–2010 [PDF]
  • Implementing the Ghana–EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Annual Report 2011 [PDF]
  • Implementing the Ghana–EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Annual Report 2012 [PDF]

Photo gallery Ghana-EU VPA

Ghana-EU VPA