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The Ministry of Trade and Industry has denied reports that the Government of Ghana has banned imports from Nigeria.A statement released by Nana Akrasi Sarpong, Ag. Director of Communication and Public Affairs, in response to a publication in the Nigerian “Vanguard Newspaper” on 17 February, 2016,...
Contrary to concerns and red flags raised by some trade unions and associations over the implementation of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET), the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has welcomed the CET’s implementation. According to the AGI, charging the same tax on imports in the sub...
The Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, has said the medium term growth and economic prospects look bright and the fiscal consolidation programme being pursued by government is yielding positive results. "The growth of the economy is expected to improve significantly in the medium term when the oil...
The Director for Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr Anthony Nyame-Baafi, has disagreed with concerns from the business community that the Common External Tariffs (CET) is disingenuous to their operations, explaining that the new tariffs are rather...
Players in the sea-trade industry comprised of freight forwarders, importers and exporters, and related sector actors have praised the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and its technical partners West Blue Consult and GCNet for what they described as a “successful”...
Commodity value chain actors, who are expected to play key roles in activities of the yet to be established National Commodity Exchange (GCX) are rallying support for the GCX to work and help alleviate poverty -- transforming the agricultural value chain in the country while creating wealth for all...
President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to change their mind-set and attitude on the consumption of Ghanaian goods and services. He said although most Ghanaian products like provisions and fabrics were the best by international standards, many Ghanaians still preferred foreign...
The Minister of Trade and industry Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah has rejected calls for the appointment of a minister of business. According to Dr. Ekow Spio Garbrah the appointment of a Business Minister is not the solution to the numerous problems the private sector faces in its quest to becoming...
The Nzema Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has vowed to lead the crusade to revamp the coconut industry, which was once the economic crop that provided livelihood to the Nzemas. The coconut industry provided employment and income to the Nzema people but has been devastated by the deadly cape...
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has announced that government is currently developing a local content policy for the petroleum downstream sector. According to him the objective of the policy is to attract and increase local value-added investments into the downstream petroleum industry. Vice...

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