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From the monthly archives: November 2016

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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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Gov’t denies claims of increase in import duties

 Government has denied claims making the rounds that the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has increased import duties, indicating investigations into the false claims have commenced.Deputy Chief of Staff, Johnny Osei Kofi, who debunked the claim Saturday, consequently asked Ghanaians, particularly importers, to disregard such information, which he said is intended to make the

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Ecowas Youth Council calls for immediate intervention on trade, integration dispute between Nigeria and Ghana

The Economic Community of West African States Youth Council (ECOWAS-Youth Council) attention has been drawn to the most recent alleged regional trade dispute on currency impropriety amid relative to incendiary policy on business registry and the infliction of price on resident’s card to foreigners in ECOWAS regional areas.

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Niche Cocoa Industry adjudged best exporter

Mr Kobina Ade Coker, the Chairman of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has said exporters of various products are the cornerstone of the nation's economic growth.He said 'exports have not just brought Ghana some much-needed foreign cash; it has also provided direct and indirect employment to many Ghanaians, reduced poverty and given goodwill and awareness of our dear nation in the external market.'

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The 26th President's National Awards for Export Achievement, 2015 Takes Place in Accra

President Mahama said the launch the Ghana Import Export and Transit Process Manual-- a document to guide the shipping community on the various trade processes through the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) -- was to facilitate their business operations, adding that GNSW was a positive development for international trade operations and that which would position the country to

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