Scrap Iron Dealers Association Seeks Intervention Of World Trade Organisation On Gov’t’s Export Ban

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Scrap Iron Dealers Association Seeks Intervention Of World Trade Organisation On Gov’t’s Export Ban

The Scrap Iron Dealers Association is seeking the intervention of the World Trade Organisation into the six month ban on scrap metal exports in the country.

The six month ban took effect on August 12th, 2022 and is expected to end on February 23rd, 2023.

The Association claimed the ban has already had a severe negative impact on the lives and livelihood of thousands of citizens whose incomes are below the poverty line.

It claimed the ban also affects many citizens around the region who come to this country to sell their scrap metals to purchase food and other items to take back to their respective countries.

The ban, the Association, said will also affect exporters since buyers of scrap metals on the international market will now have to have to seek alternative sources; this will see exporters locally having to seek new buyers once the ban is lifted.

In a media release, Monday, the Scrap Iron Dealers Association said it is aware this country is a member of the World Trade Organisation since March 1995.

It stated this means the Government must adhere to the guidelines and policies of the organisation.

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