Plastic Manufacturers Call Off Strike Over 5% Excise Tax

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) is strongly opposing a newly imposed 5% excise tax on locally produced plastic products.

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) and its partners have called off their planned strike, which was scheduled for July 10, 2024. This decision follows a productive discussion with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

The Ghana Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) and its partners have called off their planned strike, which was scheduled for July 10, 2024. This decision follows a productive discussion with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

In a press release dated July 8, GPMA stated that the strike was called off to allow further discussions with the government. The press release mentioned that the GPMA, along with the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), the National Association of Sachet & Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP), the Food & Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG), and the Plastic Sellers Association of Ghana (PSAG), had a fruitful meeting with the Ministry on July 5, 2024, regarding the implementation of a 5% excise tax on all locally manufactured plastic products.

The Deputy Minister for Trade & Industry, Michael Okvere Baafi, assured the associations that he would facilitate further engagements and dialogues with the government and initiate the necessary processes to halt the implementation of the excise tax.

The Deputy Minister for Trade & Industry, Michael Okvere Baafi, assured the associations that he would facilitate further engagements and dialogues with the government and initiate the necessary processes to halt the implementation of the excise tax.

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As a result, the GPMA and its partners have decided to call off the planned demonstration and put on hold their intended shutdown of production.

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