General Secretary of the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Mr. Samson Asaki has revealed that shops within Accra will be closed down today August 30, 2018 should the government fail to meet their demands regarding the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) policy.
The Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) is a policy implemented by the Ghana Revenue Authority to track all imports into Ghana in order to reduce revenue losses.
Speaking exclusively to Univers Business yesterday, Mr. Asaki indicated that all key players and industry players will hold a conference on August 30, 2018, after which all major shops in Accra will be shut down.
“We issued a statement last night where we have made it clear that tomorrow, we will be having a press conference. If our press conference comes on tomorrow with all the groups, what will happen is that all the shopping malls, all the stores, all the shops that you can go and buy your goods will be shut down, will not be opened for business and I can tell you if you go to Accra Mall and the whole mall is shut down, that will be the dire consequences you will see” he said.
Mr. Asaki further stated that his outfit will press on till their demand was met by the government
This development comes after the implementation of the Cargo Trading Note Policy which led to a three-day strike action starting from 27th August 2018 to 29th August, 2018.
The institutions which partook in the action included Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Freight Forwarders Association of Ghana, Association of Custom House Agent, the Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana, Custom Brokers Association of Ghana (CUBAG), the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana and the Ghana Union of Traders Association(GUTA).
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