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From the monthly archives: May 2017

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Shippers in Ghana to pay for services via mobile money

Shippers can now effect payment for services rendered to them in the clearance chain via mobile money, online as well as card payment and in-branch payment.
This is being facilitated by WestBlue consulting, technical partners of the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.This is expected to inject some level of efficiency in port operations. The e-payment platform will among others benefits totally remove the element of corruption through the human interface where money exchanges hands.

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UN praises Ghana National Single Window

During the two-day conference, Dr. Kituyi paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and renewed UNCTAD's commitment to deepening collaboration with Ghana in the key areas of strengthening ports capacity, institutional support for implementation of trade facilitation reforms, entrepreneurship under UNCTAD's EMPRETEC programme, and policy development in key trade related areas.

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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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Thank you For Attending The 2017 Ghana National Single Window Conference.

On behalf of West Blue Consulting, International Chamber of Commerce and the Ghana National Single Window Conference Committee, we would like to sincerely thank you for your active participation at the just concluded Ghana National Single Window Conference themed, “Single Window and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – Key Tools for Trade Development”.

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Finance Minister Urges Trading Community to Fully Embrace Single Window

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has urged the trading community to fully embrace the new transparency and compliance level developed through the introduction of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project in the country.According to him, “I see no room for backtracking on this approach and call on all government officials in the various ministries to fully support the effort of our trading community to do their business efficiently and profitably”.

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Single Window to automate customs operations at Tema Port

The Joint Implementation Team of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) is set to roll out a new automation system which will entirely eliminate the use of paper in customs transactions.The prioritised paperless system will allow the trading community to access service anywhere using any electronic device.
The introduction of the new system follows the identification of bottlenecks and leakages in the existing operating system which were also said to be unduly

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Single Window To Reduce Cost By 25%---Trade Minister

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng, has indicated that importers and exporters will experience a full reduction of administrative charges at the port by 25percent under the implementation of the Single Window.The Sector Minister said Government is expected to achieve an overall reduction in the administrative time and cost of trading internationally by 50percent and 25percent respectively in the next three years under the National Single Window project.

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1st annual ‘China Trade Week Ghana’ to open in Accra

The 1st annual China Trade Week Ghana makes its way to Accra this year to further strengthen ties between China and Ghana.According to the organisers, MIE Events DMCC, its Managing Director David Wang has confirmed the endorsement of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, with Alan Kyerematen as the Minister, as well as China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Ghana Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre and the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

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