Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley has reiterated the Liberian government’s commitment to the development of stronger protections for intellectual property rights in Liberia and Africa.
The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization has designated Liberia as host of its annual administrative and ministerial council meetings scheduled to take place later this month.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to ‘misunderstanding’ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.
The Liberia Senate on its second day sitting of the extraordinary session voted to reject a report on the status of the country’s economy presented by the Technical Economic Management Team of President George Weah.
The embattled head of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is calling on the country to move away from focusing on its traditional exports and diversify into other sectors.
On May 15, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in close consultation with the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Company announced an increment of US$20 cents in the price of both gasoline and diesel on the local market.
Grand Bassa has hosted a trade and investment conferenced aimed at attracting national and international investors to the county.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has fined one of Liberia’s largest supermarkets, the Abi Jaoudi Supermarket, for selling expired meat and associated products on the market.