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Single Window System will reduce corruption at the ports- GRA

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), is confident the new Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) at the country’s ports will reduce the massive corruption that has characterized shipping operations. The system which took off on the 1st of September,2015 allows  for the issuance of Customs Classification and Valuation Report (CCVR), which replaces the Final Classification and Valuation Report (FCVR) which  previously was being issued by destination inspection companies, DIC’s. Deputy Commissioner of Operations at the GRA, Frederick Gavor told Citi Business News, human interference that led to undue delays at the ports will be curtailed as there have been general compliance from the shipping community following the take off on September 1st, 2015. 

‘’Familiarity with the system may be a hindering factor but we are looking at addressing the concerns.’’ He adds that the  authority’s expectation is to among other things see expeditious clearance  of goods and less human contacts as well as a remote control of clearing goods instead of the direct controls which leads to delays. West Blue Consulting is currently offering technical support for the authority’s operations. Meanwhile GRA says all active Final Classification and Valuation Report FCVRs (under processing and unutilized) will be allowed in the current Destination Inspection System for the next thirty days ending 2nd October 2015. 

Source: http://citifmonline.com/2015/09/03/single-window-system-will-reduce-corruption-at-the-ports-gra/

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