World Competition Day 2016: Cement, Issue of Competition or Unfair Trade Practice?

November 30, 2016, Accra, Ghana

As part of activities marking world Competition Day 2016, CUTS organized a Policy Dialogue that brought together high profile officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Ghana Standards Authority (GSA, Ghana International Trade Commission (GITC), Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Cement producers and Importers, Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), IMANI Ghana, Ghana Real Estate Development Association (GREDA, Cement Vendors, Attorney General Department, donor agencies, economists, trade experts, CSOs. Among other things, the Policy Dialogue focused on the following issues:

  1. Competition in general i.e. need for an effective competition law in Ghana
  2. Issues pertaining to competition in the Ghanaian cement sector
  3. Steps and measures to control dumping as well as balancing a vibrant domestic producers against efficiency of the cement market in the country; and;
  4. How to ensure a win-win situation in the cement market for both producers and consumers, and importers and local manufacturers?

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