From today, September 1. 2021, Ghana will undertake a series of tariff liberalization as part of measures to meet the requirements under the Ghana-UK Interim Trade Partnership Agreement (ITPA). This will see Ghana reduce some tariffs on goods coming from the UK.
The Ghana-UK ITPA was ratified by the Parliament of Ghana in May this year after the UK completed processes to exit the EU. The move provided an opportunity for the two countries to renegotiate new tariff regimes since the UK could no longer rely on the EU trade terms with its partners.
According to ghanaweb.com, Ghana benefits from the treaty as vegetable and fruit exporters enjoy duty and quota-free access to the UK market for goods originating from the country.