Ghana's Trading Hub News

Common External tariff key to reduction in smuggled Goods

The Director of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr. Anthony Nyame Baafi has said the implementation of the Common External Tariff will significantly reduce smuggling of goods across national borders.He said one of the main instruments that the West African regional body ECOWAS can use to foster regional integration is the Common External Tariff (CET) which has been successfully passed in Ghana.Mr. Nyame Baafi said this at a workshop on “Exporting to the ECOWAS and EU Markets” funded by Trade Related Assistance and Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE) in Tamale.

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Trade facilitation: Ghana ratifies WTO agreement ahead of Nigeria

Ghana has again moved ahead of Nigeria to ratify its World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement becoming the 104th WTO member to do so.In August 2016, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), had approved Nigeria’s ratification of an agreement by the WTO, but the country is noticeably missing on the list of nations that have ratified the agreement.

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Ghana ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Ghana has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 104th WTO member to do so. Only six more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.

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CEO of Conship lauds Ghana National Single Window Project

The Chief Executive Officer of Consolidated Shipping also known Conship, Dr. Macdonald Chimandas Vasnani has lauded the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority and their technical partners, West blue consulting for successfully implementing the Ghana National Single Window project.According to him, the single window project has significantly reduced the cost and time of doing business in the country.

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Introduce more private sector reforms - Expert

A private sector development specialist at the World Bank, Mr Frederic Meunier, has urged the government to introduce more reforms in the private sector to improve the ease of doing business in the country.“Although Ghana has moved an impressive 13 places up on the Trading Across Borders in the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report, an indication that the Ghana National Single Window

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Ghana Shippers' Authoritys' maritime law seminar ends

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) in conjunction with the Judicial Training Institute has held its 11th Maritime Law Seminar, in Accra to update the knowledge of judges on current developments in international maritime law.The seminar, which is specifically held for judges of the Superior Courts of Ghana, annually, was also to strengthen the nexus between maritime commercial interests and the judiciary.

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Importers Trained On Use Of Cash Xpress Card

With the growing need for trade to be made simpler, faster and easier, the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) team has started a nationwide training of declarants, importers and exporters on the newly introduced Cash Xpress Card.The training, which took place yesterday at Tema, Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Aflao, Elubo and Takoradi, also involved major stakeholders in the trade industry.

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Customs duty e-payment process flow

Following the successful launch of the Ghana National Single Window CashXPress Card by the Hon. Minister of Finance, effective Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, you can make payments of Customs Duty on the Ghana's Trading Hub (GTH) Portal- using the process steps below.

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World Bank Report shows Ghana made major improvements in Logistics Performance in 2016

The 2016 World Bank Report “Connecting to Compete 2016 - Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” shows that Ghana has made substantial improvement in its Global Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranking, rising 12 places from 100th in 2014 to 88th in 2016 out of 160 countries. This is the largest year on year increase in Ghana’s global LPI ranking since the survey was first undertaken in

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Mahama launches Tema Port expansion project

President John Dramani Mahama has unveiled a plaque to mark the beginning of major expansion works at Tema Ports, near Accra.The project involves an upgrade and expansion of Ghana’s main seaport. The project is a Public Private Partnership between the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), representing the Ghana Government and Meridian Ports Services (MPS).

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