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Gov’t pushing for law to ban the import of ‘yemuadie’, rice, fruit juices and others


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:


  • Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals
  • Poultry
  • Animal and Vegetable Oil
  • Margarine
  • Fruit Juices
  • Soft Drink
  • Mineral Water
  • Noodles and Pasta
  • Ceramic Tiles
  • Corrugated Paper and Paper Board
  • Mosquito Coil and Insecticides
  • Soaps and Detergents
  • Motor Cars
  • Iron and Steel
  • Cement
  • Polymers (Plastics and Plastic Products)
  • Fish
  • Sugar
  • Clothing and Apparel
  • Biscuits
  • Canned Tomatoes


By: Kenneth Awotwe Darko

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