Ghana Standards Authority to evaluate imported petroleum products – Trade Ministry tells Parliament


The Trade and Industry Ministry says the Ghana Standards Authority will expand its operations to include quality evaluation of imported petroleum products.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism, Nana Marfo Amaniampong revealed this on the floor of the House when the 2018 annual budget estimate of the Ministry was being considered.

He disclosed that the Authority will seek to re-submit to Parliament for consideration and passage the Ghana Standards Authority Bill.

He added that the Bill will incorporate the review of the Ghana Standards Act, 1973 (NRCD 173) and Weights and Measures Act, 1975 (NRCD 326).

The Chairman stated that the Bill will also empower the Authority to assay gold and other minerals for export. It will also ensure mandatory certification of all locally manufactured products.


Source: Ghanajustice/N. Cudjoe



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