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.

This development is set to take place without the Minority’s proposed establishment of a committee by the government to assess the move.

Some items include rice, fruit juices, yemuadie, fish, cement, and some other 17 items.

The attempt to lay the regulation was scuttled by the Minority last Monday.

The NDC side demanded further consultations with the Subsidiary Legislation Committee.

This was despite Trade Minister KT Hammond’s justification to journalists about what exactly the regulation is about and how important it is to the government.

Find full list of 22 items considered for import restriction below:

  1. Rice
  2. Guts, bladders and stomach of animals
  3. Poultry
  4. Animal and Vegetable Oil
  5. Margarine
  6. Fruit Juices
  7. Soft Drink
  8. Mineral Water
  9. Noodles and Pasta
  10. Ceramic Tiles
  11. Corrugated Paper and Paper Board
  12. Mosquito Coil and Insecticides
  13. Soaps and Detergents
  14. Motor Cars
  15. Iron and Steel
  16. Cement
  17. Polymers (Plastics and Plastic Products)
  18. Fish
  19. Sugar
  20. Clothing and Apparel
  21. Biscuits
  22. Canned Tomatoes

Source: Kenneth Awotwe Darko  

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