Rice Importation Restricted To KIA, Tema & Takoradi Ports

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Importation of rice from November, 2013 will be restricted to only the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and the Tema and Takoradi ports.

The directive which will take off from the first of next month means rice imported through other entry points aside the declared ports will be illegal and this will attract prosecution and the confiscation of such imports.

The Trade Ministry said that the latest directive is intended to provide a framework of administrative procedures, through which the numerous unfair trade practices including evasion of import duties and other taxes, under invoicing , infringement of trademarks and smuggling to be controlled.

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