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Parliament ratifies free trade pact
Ghanaian Parliament has endorsed the new agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Ghana: Government moves to deepen bilateral trade with Japan
The Finance Ministry of Ghana is leading a business delegation to Japan, expecting to boost bilateral trade and economic relations with Japan and to conclude the Ghana Japan Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Most favoured nation (MFN) clause, the Africa’s Continental Free-Trade Agreement and the interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Ivory Coast and Ghana
The MFN clause of their interim Economic Partnership Agreements obliges Ivory Coast and Ghana to extend to the EU the tariff advantages granted in the Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area.
The urgent clarification of import duties applied in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana related to their interim EPAs
What will happen if the regional EPA of West Africa is never finalized?
Free trade agreements least favoured Ghana
Ghana has benefitted little from free trade agreements it has signed over the last decade. The development has also contributed to widening the country’s trade deficit recorded over the period.
MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation
MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements.
UK hints at new trade deal with Ghana
The United Kingdom, as suspected after Brexit, will “do a free trade deal” with Ghana, its Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said in Accra
Private sector will be the main focus of the CFTA – MoTI
The interest of the private sector will be at the forefront in negotiations of the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement.
West Africa’s losses of customs revenues with the WA EPA or interim EPAs
The conclusion is clear-cut: Ghana and Ivory Coast should have no interest whatsoever to implement the interim EPAs already ratified but should pressure the EU to request a new WTO waiver or to grant them the status of GSP +.
Ghana’s absurd ratification of the interim EPA
The Ghanaian Parliament did not realize that it was shooting itself in the foot, following the Government which preferred to give in to the powerful pressures of international agribusinesses rather than to hear the warnings of the whole range of Ghanaian civil society.
The ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme undermined by the Interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana
The Interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana will disrupt in a number of ways the functioning of intra-regional trade in the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme
Malmström welcomes parliamentary vote on Ghana agreement
The European Parliament voted, with a 375-220 majority, to give its consent to the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Ghana.
Comments to the Ghanaian Minister of foreign affairs’ letter to the European Parliament
Despite the vibrant Ghanaian Minister plea to the European Parliament to ratify the interim Economic Partnership Agreement, there are some flaws.
Comments after the INTA Committee’s debate on Ghana’s interim EPA
On October 13, 2016 the INTA Committee of the European Parliament debated Ghana’s interim EPA (iEPA), with the participation of Ms Hannah Tetteh, Ghana’s Minister of foreign affairs.
GSP+ is by far a much better option for Ghana than implementing its interim EPA
Asking to the EU the benefit of GSP+ would be by far a much better option than implementing its interim EPA it has already ratified.
EU wins the battle for reciprocal trade access in Africa
The six African countries threatened with losing access to the European single market have finally agreed to sign the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). But the continent’s regional integration may suffer as a result. EurActiv France reports.
Ghana’s thoughtless ratification of the interim EPA, based on false data
In ratifying the EU-Ghana interim EPA on 3 August 2016, the Ghanean Parliament has shot itself in the foot. Analysis by Jacques Berthelot.
Third World Network slams ratification of EPA by parliament
The Third World Network has slammed the haste with which parliament debated and approved the Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana (as a member of ECOWAS) and the European Union.
Ghana’s Parliament ratifies EPA with EU
Ghana’s parliament has ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement between government and the European Union amidst divided opinions
Ghana to sign interim EPA with EU
Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has revealed the cabinet’s intention to sign the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.