Africa news: Ghana's E-waste legal framework


In 2016, in Ghana, the government adopted the “Hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act 2016 (Act 917).

october 1st, 2018, the government of Ghana officially started the enforcement of the provisions related to financing of e-waste management described in Act 917:  Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) including batteries as well as tires imported to Ghana are in the scope of this new legislation. All EEE and tires incoming Ghana have to pay an Eco-Levy, ranging from 0.15 $/product up to 15 $/product.

Controls, audits, inspections and physical inspections will be carried out at the country of export before the shipments are taking place.

Thue fees will be collected by an external service provider and handed over to the E-waste Fund (soon will be avaiable) who will coordinate the disbursement of the money according to provisions contained in the Act.

Payment of the Eco-Levy is due for both new and used equipment; exemptions might be granted in case of import of used equipment or waste for the purpose of recycling.

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Romain Letenneur

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