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Import restriction bill will be back – Trade Minister

The Minister for Trade and Industry, K.T Hammond has disclosed that government will re-introduce the import restrictions bill to parliament in due...

GUTA reacts to suspension of import restriction bill

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has welcomed the government's decision to suspend the Export and Import Regulations 2023 Bill.

Gov’t suspends controversial import restriction L.I

JoyNews can confirm that Government of Ghana is suspending the laying of the controversial Legislative Instrument seeking to restrict the importation of...

Import restriction bill: Akufo-Addo, Bawumia want to bring back ‘kalabule’ – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, of attempting to bring back 'kalabule' (cleaver...

Speak up against import restriction bill – NDC to clergy, CSOs

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the clergy, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and other relevant stakeholders to speak up against...

Full Speech: NDC speaks on Import Restriction Bill

MOMENT OF TRUTH PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PROPOSED “RESTRICTIONS ON THE IMPORTATION OF SELECTED STRATEGIC PRODUCTS REGULATIONS”, HELD ON 6TH DECEMBER, 2023...

Import Restriction Bill breaches IMF agreement – NDC

The Minority in Parliament has reiterated its opposition to the Import Restriction Legislative Instrument (L.I), stating it breaches the terms of the...

Import Restriction Bill not backed by data – GUTA

The President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng, says the government’s proposed Import Restriction Bill is not...

Speaker clears way for laying of import restriction L.I. on Thursday

Trade Minister, KT Hammond can lay the government's L.I. seeking to restrict the importation of selected products on Thursday, the Speaker has...

Import Restriction Bill: GUTA sends strong message to Trade Minister

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), has expressed concerns about the Import Restrictions Bill, spearheaded by the Minister of Trade and...

Import Restriction Bill: Trade Minister not being honest – FABAG

The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) has accused the Trade Minister, Kobina Tahir (KT) Hammond of dishonesty after engagements on...

GUTA, 5 other groups petition parliament over import restriction bill

Six business groups including the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) have petitioned Parliament to reject the Trade Ministry's proposed import restrictions...

Minority commends government for suspending Imports Restrictions Bill

The Minority in Parliament has expressed its satisfaction following the government's decision to suspend the laying of the controversial Import Restrictions Bill.

Re-evaluate import restrictions bill – 2021 National Best Farmer tells govt

The 2021 National Best Farmer, Mashud Mohammed is appealing to the government to tread cautiously with the proposed Import Restrictions Bill.

Trade Minister to lay import restrictions bill in Parliament today

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Kobina Tahir Hammond, is today expected to lay before Parliament the Legislative Instrument (L.I.), seeking to...

How new restrictions on importation may further inflate prices of key food products

In a bid to boost domestic production, government has recently implemented new restrictions on the importation of selected strategic products, a move...

Import restrictions LI: Ursula Owusu, Speaker Bagbin clash in Parliament

The Minister of Communication and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, clashed with the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin during debate on the Legislative...

Peasant farmers question import restrictions without strategy to support agricultural sector

The Peasant Farmers Association is questioning the government's decision to restrict the importation of 22 items without a defined strategy to support...

GUTA’s proposal to gov’t over Import Restrictions Bill

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has called on the government to provide details and timelines for the implementation of the...

Tempers flare in Parliament over proposed import restrictions bill

Tensions ran high in Parliament on Friday, November 24, 2023, as the Minister for Trade and Industry, K.T. Hammond, and the Minority...

I’ll restrict import of selected items to boost local businesses – Mahama

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has announced his intentions to impose import restrictions on specific essential...

I am not a thief; LI to restrict imports is not for my benefit...

Trade and Industry Minister, K.T Hammond has taken a swipe at critics against the Legislative Instruments (LIs) to restrict the importation of...

Ghana spent $2.6bn to import 14 products including wigs, brooms and palm oil in...

Ghana’s import bill on 14 items reached approximately $2.6 billion in 2021. These items include fake hair (wigs), rice, brooms, use clothing,...

AGI backs proposed L.I to restrict strategic imports

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has backed the Trade Ministry’s Legislative Instrument on Export and Import Regulations, 2023, to restrict the...

Don’t restrict imports, reduce taxes – Importers and Exporters Association tells government

The Executive Secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana is urging the government to withdraw the Legislative Instrument seeking to...

How will I be corrupted by giving you the license to import strategic products?...

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Kobina Tahir Hammond has downplayed suggestions that the strategic products legislative instrument (L.I) will induce corruption...

Right quantities of products will be imported to prevent shortage and inflation – K.T...

The Trade and Industry Minister, K.T. Hammond, has assured the populace that the proposed Legislative Instrument (LI) on Export and Import, specifically...

Restricting imports the right way to go but the approach is problematic – Ricketts-Hagan

A former Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament for Cape Coast South, George Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, has expressed support for the introduction...

Government must withdraw L.I. seeking to restrict import of strategic products -Minority

The Minority in Parliament has called on President Akufo-Addo to immediately cause the withdrawal of a regulation seeking to restrict the importation...

Gov’t pushing for law to ban import of ‘yemuadie’, rice, others without committee approval

The government is pushing to establish a regulation that will restrict the importation of what they call strategic products.

Mahama to review law banning salvaged cars importation

John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to revisit the Customs Amendment Act 2020 to facilitate the...

Gov’t to ban importation of 22 items including rice, ‘yemuadie’

The government through the Trade Ministry is set to lay before Parliament a Constitutional Instrument (C.I) seeking to restrict the importation of...
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Burning Issues: Political scientist sends important message to MMDCEs over NPP’s directive

A Political Scientist at the University of Ghana, Dr Kwame Asah Asante, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who...

COVID-19 restrictions caused 40,000 passport backlog – Passport Office

The Director of the Passport Office, Mohammed Habib Idris, has disclosed that his outfit is making efforts to clear a backlog of...

UK, US, others to stop importing Russian gold

The UK, US, Canada and Japan will ban imports of Russian gold in an effort to hit Moscow's ability to fund the...
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Ukraine war: Uk joins ban on imports of Russian gold

The UK, US, Canada and Japan will ban imports of Russian gold in an effort to hit Moscow’s ability to fund the...

COVID-19: South African ends restrictions

South Africa has announced the ending of Covid restrictions, two years after they were imposed. In a televised address,...

Ibn Chambas sends important message to ECOWAS leaders

The Former United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas has said that the recent wave of...

KIA COVID-19 surge: Minority calls for travel restrictions

The Minority in Parliament has asked the government to impose more travel restrictions due to the surge in COVID-19 cases at the...

Covid-19: To re-impose restrictions or not – Akufo-Addo sets records straight

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government may be forced to reintroduce restrictions including a lockdown if Ghana’s COVID-19 cases...
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