Business associations suspend tomorrow’s strike

Business associations have suspended a planned strike on Wednesday March 4 following a meeting with the Ministries of Trade and Industry, and Transport.

The business community had intended to close down all their shops and embark on a sit-down strike against the proposed implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) as well as what they described as the worsening condition of the business environment in the country. 

The Ministry of Trade and Industry yesterday appealed to the various business associations in the country to rescind their decision.

A statement issued by the Joint Private Sector Consultative Business Forum on Tuesday announcing the suspension stated: “We, however, wish to state that we remain resolute in our demands for the appropriate authorities to ensure the cancellation of the G-CAP, ASHI and also improve the current business environment.”

The Forum is made up of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana Automobile Dealers Association, Food and Beverages Association of Ghana, and the Ghana Union of Traders Association.

The Forum also includes the Importers and Exporters Association, Ghana Pharmaceutical Chamber, Association of Ghana Industries, Customs Brokers Association of Ghana and Freight Forwarders Association of Ghana.

Meanwhile the Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor has asked the Ghana Shippers Authority to suspend the implementation of the Advance Shipment Information.

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