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Stakeholders at a public forum on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) have called for urgent steps to revise aspects of the agreement before it is signed.

In a unanimous stance, speaker after speaker noted that the EPA was inevitable, but expressed reservations about the current form and structure of the agreement, saying its signing would not only spell doom for the Ghanaian export sector but also collapse local industries.

Ghana has up to October this year to initial the agreement, but concerned interests at the forum maintained that the agreement presented two threats, that of signing it in its current form with the attendant challenges that would adversely affect local industries and the other option of not signing which would also pose serious setbacks to the strides of the export sector.

The forum brought together a total of 17 exporting entities, who urged the government to make the necessary amendments before signing the agreement.

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