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West Blue Enhances Courier Services

West Blue Consulting, a world-class business and IT consulting and technology firm, has provided a single platform to boost courier services in the country.The platform, which forms part of the Pre-Arrival and Assessment Report System (PAARS) of the National Single Window, has placed the country’s courier services on international stage and enhanced government revenue since December 2016.The PAARS is an integrated system which cuts down the human elements, processes and duration of post and cargo clearance in a transparent way.

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WTO/OECD publishes 2017 Aid for Trade Case Stories – Ghana National Single Window featured (Case Study 128).

The Public Sector submitted 102 case stories to the 6th Global Review of Aid for Trade on the topic of "Promoting connectivity".The case stories below are listed according to reference number.

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Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) Programme Overview

The GNSW Programme is an all-of-government automation and integration approach to link government agencies and
private sector operators involved in international trade, utilising existing systems and infrastructure wherever this is
efficient and effective. Key aspects are the fully automated and paperless “single entry point” and the ePayment
facilities. These support the single submission - by businesses - of the required trade information for processing by

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PAARS Valuation Module to boost Government revenues

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority with technical support from Westblue consulting Ltd, implementers of the Ghana single window project, on Monday began series of enhancement training sessions on the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS).The training sessions are designed to introduce users on the new functionalities introduced on the PAARS to ensure seamless processing of entries.The training, opened to all declarants, will acquaint users on understanding the New Excel Item Template, understanding the New Trade Unit of Measure amongst many other interesting developments.

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PAARS Enhancement Training

We are pleased to invite you to the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) Enhancement Training. The training has been scheduled to take place in Tema, Takoradi, Aflao and Elubo.The training sessions are designed to train users on the new functionalities introduced on the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS). The training will acquaint users on understanding the New Excel Item Template, understanding the New Trade Unit of Measure amongst many other interesting developments.

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GEPA, West Blue train exporters on online registration systems

Single Window system, but also for Ghana, to be integrated into the global trading system through adoption of trade facilitation measures.He said the new online exporter registration being implemented by the GEPA is a necessary part of the on-going World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation formalities.Mr. Kyeremanten commended West Blue Consulting for their demonstrable commitment to the Single Window programme, commending GEPA for collaborating with West Blue, stating “I trust that this training and the follow-up

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Used Vehicle Report System Enhancement

As we continue to strive to improve compliance and user experience, we are pleased to inform you of recent enhancements to the Used Vehicle Report (UVR) platform on PAARS.As from Monday, 13th March, 2017, you can now pass your declaration for your used vehicles by following the steps below:
Step 1- Create UCR from e-MDA platform
Step 2- Log into PAARS, proceed to Vehicle Application and select your UCR

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Revenue collection at Tema Port increases by 29%

Operators of the Single Window Project, West Blue Consulting have announced a 28.7 percent increase in revenue collection for the country in 2016 at the Tema Port.The Managing Director of West Blue Consulting, Valentina Mintah told Accra-based Citi FM that even though they missed their set target they able to block many revenue leakages in the period under review.

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Akufo-Addo appoints new GPHA boss

President Akufo-Addo has appointed the corporate, Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Paul Asare Ansah as acting Director-General of the GPHA. He takes over from Richard Anamoo, who was relieved from the post on January 23, 2017.

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West Blue to introduce E-manifest by 1st April, 2017

West blue consulting, the technical support providers for the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority is set to roll out an emanifest software as part of the Ghana National Single Window project on 1st April, 2017.The emanifest is a system solution which will serve as a platform where shipping lines and their agents could submit information on their cargo electronically and 24hours before the ship loads from the port of origin.

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