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Ghana Lauds Dubai's Single Window System

As part of efforts to transform Ghana’s port and make it number one in Africa, a high-level delegation from various stakeholders paid a working visit to Customs World Dubai, the company which recently took over West Blue Consulting to undertake Single Window project in Ghana.

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Setting up and building a National Trade Facilitation Committee in Ghana: a fruitful journey

The Programme was designed to empower Ghana National Trade Facilitation Committee to be in a better position to implement in a coordinated manner trade facilitation reforms, including the provisions of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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Ghana makes positive strides towards the implementation of Trade Facilitation Agreement

Implementation of trade facilitation reforms, including in areas like the single window is key for strengthening regional integration in Africa and is in itself an inescapable must-have for the continent's efforts to boost intra-African trade, increase productive capacities and structural transformation for sustainable development.

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Celebrating the Success of the Ghana National Single Window

High-level delegates of the international and local trade development community gathered in Accra over the past two days to consider the progress made in implementing the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) and to consider its key role in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement...


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World Customs Organization participated in the 2017 Official Ghana National Single Window Conference

World Customs Organization participated in the 2017 Official Ghana National Single Window Conference 

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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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Countries should adopt Single Window as a national policy-Expert

A Single Window expert, Dr Somnuk Keretho has stated that for Countries to improve in the World Bank Ease-of-Doing-Business ranking, the nation needs to implement the Single Window facility as a national policy.Dr Keretho, a senior lecturer at the Institute for Information Technology Innovation in Bangkok, Thailand, spoke exclusively to Nigerian Tribune in Akosombo, Ghana during the Ghana National Single Window Media Trade Facilitation Workshop sponsored by West Blue Consulting.

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Ghana Launches National Single Window

The National Single Window was launched, by the President, John Dramani Mahama, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and was supported by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Seth Terpker, Minister of Transport, Hon. Dzifa Ativor, Minister of Food and Agriculture,  Hon. Fifi Jwetey, Minister of Trade and Industry,  Hon. Ekwow Garbrah ,the Consultant and CEO of WestBlue Consulting, Ms Valentina Mintah and Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority/chief Host Mr. Blankson George.

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IMF satisfied with Ghana’s performance

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s performance on its programme with the fund, saying: “Implementation of the programme has so far been satisfactory, with all end-August 2015 performance criteria met.” Mr Terkper said fortunately reforms by the Ghana Revenue Authority, including the introduction of the Single Window Clearing process at the ports of entry, were helping to rake in more revenue. The Minister of Finance insisted that such reforms were very important for the country to consolidate itself as a middle-income country.

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Ghana Revenue Authority revenue goes up

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says its revenue generation has increased since the successful implementation of the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS). According to the division, the various stakeholders and clearing agents could now get their clearance documents processed in less than 48 hours to clear their goods from the ports. PAARS is a modernised system that has been developed by the Customs Division of GRA as part of the implementation of the National Single Window system to enhance revenue mobilisation, improve border security and customs clearance, overcome duplication across regulatory agencies and promote trade facilitation.

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