IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 21 Aug 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Local labour

On 21 August 2012, Ghana announced that all mining firms will need to procure that their inputs and labor could be sourced locally. This new regulation is an adjustment of the Minerals and Mining Act of 2006. 

The new provisions are laid down in article 105 :

The article 105 underlines the new preference for local products and employment of Ghanaians.'The holder of a mineral right shall in the conduct of mineral operations, an in the purchase, construction and installation of facilities, give preference to (a) materials and products made in Ghana ,(b) service agencies located in the country and owned by ... (i) citizens ...'

The extent of any local preference was not specified.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
841430 Compressors of a kind used in refrigerating equipment
841480 Other
841490 Parts
435 Lifting & handling equipment & parts
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843139 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8431 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
843143 Parts for boring or sinking machinery of subheading 8430.41 or 8430.49
843149 Other
8474 Machinery for sorting, screening, separating, washing, crushing, grinding, mixing or kneading earth, stone, ores or other mineral substances, in solid (including powder or paste) form; machinery for agglomerating, shaping or moulding solid mineral fuels,
847410 Sorting, screening, separating or washing machines
847420 Crushing or grinding machines
847431 Concrete or mortar mixers
847480 Other machinery
847490 Parts
448 Domestic appliances & parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841451 Table, floor, wall, window, ceiling or roof fans, with a self contained electric motor of an output not exceeding 125 W
461 Electric motors, generators & transformers; parts
8503 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of heading 85.01 or 85.02.
850300 Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machines of heading 85.01 or 85.02.

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