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Thousands of industrial jobs for the chop if Ghana signs EPA
The agreement enjoins member states to open up 70 percent of their markets to European goods over a period, prompting fears nascent companies may collapse since most European goods are of high quality and a lot cheaper than local goods.
Brussels to end preferential trade access for uncooperative African countries
The EU plans to raise the pressure on six African countries to implement controversial free trade agreements by putting an end to their preferential access to the EU market.
Perpetuating the interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana would be meaningless
There is a rumour that, if Nigeria’s stance not to sign the regional EPA is definitive so that the EPA would be buried, DG trade is contemplating to perpetuate the interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana provided they would formally sign them.
AngloGold suit against gov’t unnecessary - Ayikoi Otoo
AngloGold Ashanti’s decision to sue government at the ICSID over security concerns at its Obuasi concession has been described as “surprising” by private legal practitioner and former Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo.
AngloGold files Obuasi dispute with Ghana
AngloGold Ashanti said it filed a dispute with Ghana at an international investor arbitration panel due to the country’s failure to protect the company’s Obuasi operation from illegal miners.
ECOWAS ministers dialogue on EPAs, common external tariff in Accra
The 74th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers for sub-regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), opened here on Friday to discuss among other things the memorandum relating the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) .
ECOWAS urged to strengthen efforts to economic integration
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to strengthen its efforts to promote regional economic integration and harmonise trade policies.
Experts concerned about impact of Economic Partnership Agreement on Ghana’s economy
The President of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it was not right for Ghana to have signed the agreement.
AGI divided over EPAs
Members of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) are divided over whether the government should join other West African states to sign onto the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
EPA will not benefit Ghana – Adwoa Safo
Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has warned that Ghana risks losing its manufacturing sector if it goes ahead to sign the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
Ghana, Turkey in negotiations for free trade
Ghana is in discussions with the Turkish Authorities for a free trade agreement to ensure unimpeded access to each other’s market.
TUC condemns “inimical” EPA; prays Parliament rejects it
The Trades Union Congress is indicating to the Parliament of Ghana not to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement reached between ECOWAS and European Union.
EJN condemns EPA
The Economic Justice Network of Ghana unequivocally condemns the decision of the West African leaders to approve the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
Civil society and faith-based organisations asked to unite and kick against signing of Economic Partnership Agreement
A member of the Socialist Forum of Ghana and Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt, has asked civil society groups, Trades Unions and faith based organisations to strongly kick against the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement, EPA.
FSG calls on President to reject EPA
Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG), a body against genetically modified foods, has called on the Mahama Administration to reject the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as it stands.
Ghana’s EPAs dilemma: to sign or not to sign?
President John Mahama is facing fierce resistance from academics, trades unionists and manufacturers associations who warn that Ghana could be opening itself up to a neo-colonial invasion from European products.
EPA debate causes stir
Members of the Association of Ghana Industries are divided over whether government should join other West African states to sign onto the Economic Partnership Agreement.
Revise EPA before signing – Trade minister
Ghanian stakeholders at a public forum on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) have called for urgent steps to revise aspects of the agreement before it is signed.
EU rep. in Ghana heckled over EPA
The European Union Representative in Ghana, Claude Maerten has been heckled by participants at an ongoing forum on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Accra.
‘Signing EPA or not will come with a cost’
Minister of Trade and Industry Haruna Iddrisu has indicated that Ghana has no choice but to sign the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.