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Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative

  • Published: 2014-10-01
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Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards -  Narrative

This report was updated June 24, 2014 and the areas updated are:
Section II. Labeling Requirements were updated as indicated in the FDA Guidelines for the labeling of Pre-Packaged Foods.
Section VI: Other Regulations and Requirements and registration fees were updated
Section IX: Import Procedure, General import requirements and documentation has been updated.

Along with other ECOWAS countries, Ghana has committed to a region-wide system of the common
Elmasoeur Ashitey
Kurt Seifarth
FAIRS Country Report Annual
Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards -

Required Report - public distribution external tariffs (CET) to be implemented in January 2015. The CET tariff rate band are 0%, 5%, 10% and 20% plus fifth band 35% for products considered to be Special Goods for Economic Development.
Some key US exports, such as rice will see a decrease in import duty from 20% to 10%, frozen meat will increase from 20% to 35%, while most machinery will increase from 0% to 5%. Chicks have moved from 0% to 5%.Agricultural inputs such as pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and seeds have moved from the current tariff rates of 0% to 5% band. Raw materials for further processing, however,
are levied a duty of 10% (e.g. wheat).

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