The Ministry of Trade and Industry, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism have reviewed the ban on the importation of rice through the land borders.
In view of this, ELUBO, SAMPA and NKRANKWANTA borders, will be opened for importation of rice with effect from AUGUST 1, 2016.
It would be recalled that the Ministry of Trade and Industry on October 4, 2013 issued a directive that all imports of rice should be done through only Kotoka International Airport, Takoradi and Tema ports which became effective from November 1, 2013.
The directive was to institute administrative procedures to curb the numerous unfair trade practices like evasion of import duties and other taxes, under-invoicing, infringement of trademarks and smuggling.
Importers of rice through the designated entry posts such as KOTOKA International Airport, Tema and Takoradi ports, ELUBO, SAMPA and NKRANKWANTA are therefore requested to play according to the laid down procedures.