June 14, 2024


Ghana COCOBOD has granted approval to a company Afrotropic to import over 3,500tonnes of Cocoa From Ivory Coast and Nigeria. 

It is unclear the circumstances of the approval but a letter cited by MyNewsGh.com said the company could import the stated volumes of Cocoa from Ghana’s Western neighbour and competitor in the Cocoa sector.

In all, 2500 Tonnes is expected to be imported from Ivory Coast while 1000 Tonnes from Nigeria.

The letter dated 25th January 2024 had reference number CE/CPEF/V.1/34  with subject “RE: IMPORTATION OF COCOA BEANS FROM COTE D’IVOIRE AND NIGERIA” addressed to Afrotropic Company limited.

The letter signed by the CEO of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Aidoo asked the company to take steps to provide some key information on the shipping and volumes of Cocoa to be imported. 

“Your letter dated 22nd January, 2024 on the above subject refers. We write to inform you that Management has approved your request to import 2,500 tonnes of cocoa beans from Cote d’ivoire and 1,000 tonnes from Nigeria. This should, however, be done only by sea through the Tema Port. You are, therefore, requested to provide detailed information on the following:

Name of Vessel

Shipment schedule

Quantity of beans to be imported i.e. whether the importation would be in one bulk otherwise, state quantity per shipment

Expected date/time of arrival

In connection with this approval, you are required to obtain all necessary authorizations from the relevant state institutions including Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority before commencing the importation.

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