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Government suspends implementation of law banning salvaged cars

Government has suspended the implementation of the law banning the importation of salvaged vehicles and those older than ten years into the country.

This was disclosed by the Tema Regional Chairman of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Alex Asiamah.

According to him, the suspension was announced by the Customs Commander at the Tema Port.

The Customs Amendment Act, 2020 was supposed to take effect on November 1, 2020.

Speaking to Citi News, Alex Asiamah stated that: “Just this evening I received information informing the general public, stakeholders and the importing public that, Customs will continue to do their normal clearance of such vehicles. So, the importers can go on with their business of importing such cars. So that’s the news at the moment. It is coming from the Ministry [of Finance], but through our sector commander, the Assistant Commander of Customs in Tema,” he said.

The Customs Amendment Act 2020 among other things, provides incentives for automobile manufacturers and assemblers registered under the Ghana Automotive Manufacturers Programme and prohibits the importation of salvaged motor vehicles and cars over ten years of age into the country.

It was passed by Parliament in March and is expected to be rolled out in November 2020.

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