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Ghana parliament clears 20% import tax on mobile handsets

Tuesday 9 July 2013 | 13:28 CET | News
Ghana's Parliament has passed into law the Customs and Excise Amendment Bill 2013, which imposes a 20 percent tax on mobile handsets and satellite phones imported into the country. This is expected to enable the government to raise some GHC 49.8 million to support its developmental activities for the year. The vice chairman of the Committee on Finance, Gabriel Kodwo Essilfie, who moved the motion, said the committee had observed that removal of import duty on telephone sets in 2008 yielded no results. Prices of telephone sets have actually increased. The tax also creates an even playing field

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