New rule in Europe could soon make Ghanaian cocoa, coffee unexportable to many int’l markets – KON

Information Minister Kojo Oppong has revealed that the Ghana Embassy in Belgium under the leadership of Ambassador Sena Boateng, has brought to the attention of the Government of Ghana that in Europe, there is a new legislation that could soon make Ghanaian cocoa and coffee unexportable to many international markets.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah further indicated that the Embassy has also commenced work on realigning Ghanaian and European interests in cocoa and coffee.

“Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire need to act quickly to secure the industry while meeting the interests of European markets else millions of households and our entire economies could be significantly affected soon.

“Thankfully, this work has started. Our task is to see it through,” the Ofoase Ayirebi lawmaker tweeted.

Earlier this week in Brussels, I chaired a 2 day forum on ”the future of Ghanaian cocoa and coffee value chains in the face of this new EU legislation”.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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