The GCDC is established by the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) as a regulatory body
responsible for the effective implementation of the Public Procurement Law in Ghana. The
Authority seeks to ensure fairness innovation, transparency and non-discrimination in public
procurement in order to promote a competitive local industry and increase the confidence of our
varied stakeholders in public procurement processes in the country and beyond to bring
economic growth in Ghana from Entrepreneurship by trade development and empowerment to
ensure financial stability in the country.
The GCDC has many roles: it operates a global system of trade rules, it acts as a forum for negotiating trade agreements, it settles trade disputes between its members and it supports the needs of developing countries.
All major decisions are made by the GCDC's member governments: either by ministers (who usually meet at least every two years) or by their ambassadors or delegates (who meet regularly in Geneva). A number of simple, fundamental principles form the foundation of the multilateral trading system. The primary purpose of the GCDC is to open trade for the benefit of all. The GCDC's top decision-making body is the Ministerial Conference. Below this is the General Council and various other councils and committees.