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Akufo-Addo meets Council of State over high import duties

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has met with the Council of State over the rising duties charged at the ports.

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The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was to brief the president on a petition the Council of State had received on the levies and taxes on imported goods at Ghana's ports.

Addressing the opening session of the meeting between the Council of State and the President, which later went into a closed-door session, at the Jubilee House, in Accra, the Chairman of the council, Nana Otuo Siriboe II, said the council would discuss its findings, conclusions and recommendations with the President.

Some traders unions, including the Ghana Union of Traders Associations (GUTA), have petitioned the state to intervene to review taxes and duties on imported items because they are too high.

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The council held discussions with a number of stakeholders, including the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, and the Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Isaac Crentsil.

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