In a joint petition handed to the Honorable Minister, CropLife Ghana and the Kumasi Local Importers stated that the new tax policy will cause financial hardship to CropLife Ghana and members of the local Importers thereby reducing agro-input importations and the most serious of all, increase the over all cost of inputs to farmers.
"CropLife Ghana is the association of agrochemical importers and distributors in Ghana. It is currently made up of 16 major agrochemical companies and counting. CropLife Ghana controls about 90% of the fertilizer market as well as about 75% of the crop protection product (CPP) market."
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
CropLife Ghana and Local Importers from Kumasi meet Minister, MoFA
On Wednesday, 29th March 2017, some members of CropLife Ghana and the Local Importers in Kumasi had a meeting with Minister of Food & Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie-AKOTO over governments new 5% import tax levy imposed on agricultural products imported into the country. Importers were of the view that such a tax should immediately be abolished.