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Palm Oil Processors, Agregators, Retailers And Exporters Notified Of New Conditions For Export To EU


The Ghanaian Export Community is hereby notified of new conditions for export of palm oil to the European Union (EU) effective July 1, 2022, a statement has disclosed.


According to a statement sighted by Thinknewsonline.com, all consignmentsof palm oil exports from Ghana to the EU shall be accompanied by an official certificate from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Ghana.


In a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the FDA, Delese Mimi Darko, it hinted that the official certificate shall attest to the absence of Sudan dyes.


"All consignments of palm oil exports from Ghana that are not accompanied by official certificates from the FDA will be rejected on arrival in the EU based on documentation control"


The statement further hinted that this has been necessitated by the persistent high rate of non-compliance established by European Union (EU) Member States for palm oil exports from Ghana.


"Consequently,the special conditions in addition to increased level of official controls have been enforced by the European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety.


The statement also mentioned that all exporters of palm oil in their own interest should endeavour to acquire the FDA certificate of analysis to accompany each consignment that is exported, which will also undergo physical checks upon arrival.


The FDA says it will work closely with the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority to enforce strictly all requirements for the export of palm oil and all other FDA-regulated products.


Below is a copy of the release:


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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